Bizarre Michael Carrick stats highlight how poor Manchester United were in Champions League under Solskjaer

Bizarre Michael Carrick stats highlight how poor Manchester United were in Champions League under Solskjaer

Bizarre Michael Carrick stats highlight how poor Manchester United were in Champions League under Solskjaer

Manchester United see off Villarreal

Manchester United secured their passage into the last-16 of the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The Red Devils faced off with Villarreal in a clash that they knew a win or at least a draw was needed to ensure they did not drop down to 3rd in their group by the end of the evening.

And, despite a pretty dismal first 45, Man United were eventually able to come away with a 2-0 win.

Cristiano Ronaldo, of course, stepped up to open the scoring for Man United on the day with 78 minutes gone:

Then, to kill the game off, Jadon Sancho scored his first-ever goal for United 90 minutes in:

Michael Carrick matches Solskjaer

Winning against Villarreal means that Manchester United are now guaranteed a spot in the last-16 of the CL.

As a result, Michael Carrick, who has taken charge of just one Manchester United game, has now matched Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in two different stats.

Firstly, as per Squawka, Man United have now kept as many clean sheets in the Champions League under Carrick as they did under Solskjaer:

Man Utd have now kept as many Champions League clean sheets under Michael Carrick (1) as they did under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Elsewhere, Carrick has now qualified for the CL knockout stages as a manager the same amount of times as Ole:

Michael Carrick has now qualified for the #UCL knockout stages in his managerial career as many times as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1).

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