Campbell makes 'big' Man United-Carrick claim after 'embarrassing' Scholes claim
Kevin Campbell has claimed Man United caretaker Michael Carrick “might be able to communicate better” with the squad than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Arsenal and Everton striker suggested Carrick, 40, could be a success at Old Trafford even though he was “a big part” of United’s recent demise.
In a statement confirming the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the club announced Carrick will take charge of the first team until an interim manager if appointed.
Carrick led the Red Devils to a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night in his first game in charge.
Speaking on BT Sport ahead of the match, United legend Paul Scholes said he would be “embarrassed” to be in Carrick’s position.
Scholes insisted the backroom staff have “let the club down just as much” as Solskjaer.
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When asked by Football Insider whether Carrick could inspire change at United, Campbell said: “Yes, I believe he can.
“Carrick was a big part of Solskjaer’s team but his message might be different. He might be able to communicate to these players better as manager.
“Who knows what is going at Manchester United. They are wallowing right now. It is a tough place to be at the moment.
“The Watford result was catastrophic for United, especially after the Liverpool and City game.
“The key is the response. I expected to see the players respond and they did.”