Manchester United’s interim manager, Michael Carrick, has confirmed he spoke with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, before taking on the role.
Carrick was Solskjaer’s assistant before the 48-year-old was fired last Sunday.
His first game in charge was a 2-0 away win at Villarreal in the Champions League, thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
Before the match, Carrick’s former team-mate, Paul Scholes slammed him, Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan for agreeing to stay on at Old Trafford after Solskjaer’s departure on Sunday.
But Carrick has now revealed he consulted Solskjaer first.
“It’s obviously been an emotional few days. The first person I spoke to after Ed [Woodward] asked me to do this role was Ole, to almost see what he thought about it because I felt that was the right thing to do.
“I have a responsibility to be here managing the team and I take great pride in that.”