Michael Carrick admits uncertainty ‘difficult’ for United squad

Abhishek Kumar
By Abhishek Kumar
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Manchester United assistant coach Michael Carrick explains that the uncertainty of resumption of football is the biggest difficulty for Manchester United players during the lockdown. Football in England was suspended for an indefinite period in March because of the COVID 19 crisis.

The Premier League chiefs didn’t clear the air around the resumption of the league and that’s why it has been tough for the club to prepare for the league’s resumption. Carrick also mentioned about the increase in training of the squad.

“That’s the biggest challenge: not really having a return date,” Carrick said.

“That’s why we’ve tried to gradually increase training and we’re just giving ourselves the best chance to be ready, if, and when, we start.

“It’s the same as everyone – it’s not just about us and the players; it’s about everyone, in every walk of life. Everyone has got jobs to go back to and not knowing is the biggest issue. You can’t plan and you’re not sure what’s next.

“It can be difficult. We’re just trying to make the best of it and the lads have been great with everything we’ve asked them to do. It’s not easy and they’ve had to take the responsibility themselves and train on their own.”

However, Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira has confirmed the club’s plans of resumption of training. Some clubs have started training with precautions, while many clubs are still in self-isolation. 

“We had a meeting and were told that if everything is going well, we’ll be back in training on May 18 in groups of six,” Pereira said.

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