Michael Carrick will be in charge of Manchester United until the Red Devils appoint a medium term manager.

The Red Devils showed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the exit door last weekend and identified Mauricio Pochettino as a priority target. They face difficulty to take the Argentine away from Paris Saint-Germain, forcing them to look for a solution until the end of the season.

In the list of candidates for the interim role is Rudi Garcia. On Wednesday, L’Equipe stated Manchester United ‘interviewed’ the former Ligue 1 manager and one of the reasons is because of the Frenchman’s ‘perfect ability to speak English’.

These claims are relayed in today’s print edition of the same newspaper and L’Equipe provide additional information on this case.

It’s claimed Garcia’s inclusion in the list of options managed by the Old Trafford club is ‘surprising’, considering his time with Marseille and Lyon between 2016 and 2021, where he failed to qualify for the Champions League in his final season with both clubs.

L’Equipe, however, then say ‘it would be unfair to sum up his journey to these failures’. They again point out ‘Garcia spoke with [John] Murtough’, the football director of the Manchester club.

That’s because the 57-year-old has a ‘good image in England’, for his success with Lille in 2011, his early days at AS Roma and helping Lyon beat Juventus and Manchester City in the Champions League in 2020.

When quizzed about the United links yesterday, Garcia, who is out of job, neither confirmed nor denied the interest.