Michael Carrick is set to be in charge of the Manchester United team for the huge Chelsea clash in the Premier League this weekend. According to Sky Sports, Carrick will be in the Manchester United dugout for theChelsea game as the search for a manager gathers pace.

Manchester United are without a manager at the moment after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last weekend on the back of a wretched run of league results. The Norwegian lost his job after a run of five defeats in the last seven matches and four defeats in the last five matches. Following the dismissal of the former club striker, Carrick was made the caretaker manager. Carrick was one of the assistant managersunder Solskjaer.

The Premier League giants plan to appoint an interim manager until the end of this season before a permanent manager is appointed next summer. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager Mauricio Pochettino is one of the favourites for the managerial job at Old Trafford and recent reports claimed that he’s ready to leave PSG for Manchester United in the middle of the season.

For the interim manager position, Manchester United have been linked with the likes of Ralf Rangnick, Paulo Fonseca, Lucien Favre, Ernesto Valverde and Steve Bruce.

Carrick was in charge of the Manchester United team for the first time as they secured top spot in their Champions League group with a game to spare by beating Villarreal away from home. Star player Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho scored late to lead the Red Devils to a 2-0 win. The victory guaranteed top spot for Manchester United in Group F.

The win over Spanish La Liga side Villarreal ensured that Manchester United are almost certain to avoid the big guns ahead of the round of 16 draw later this year.