On Tuesday, Michael Carrick and Manchester United had the ideal night.
Following the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Carrick had only 48 hours to prepare for the crucial match against Villarreal.
Many United supporters wondered if anything would change with Carrick replacing Solskajer, given the former midfielder’s tight relationship with the Norwegian.
Carrick, on the other hand, is sure that he will handle things his way.
With his team choices, he undoubtedly attempted to set himself apart from his predecessor.
Both Donny van de Beek and Jason Sancho were granted starts despite battling for playing time under Solskjaer. Carrick relegated Bruno Fernandes to the bench.
And it was a team pick that worked wonderfully, as United won 2-0 and advanced to the last-16 of the Champions League.
With 12 minutes remaining, Ronaldo provided yet another critical moment to give his team the lead.
Then, with a fantastic effort in the final minute of regular time, Sancho scored his first goal for the club.
Sancho, unsurprisingly, was overjoyed with his goal and celebrated in the corner with his teammates.
And video evidence reveals that a few of other United players were ecstatic as well.
Captain Harry Maguire is the first to speak with a simple: “Well done!”
Scott McTominay then shouts: “Get the f**k in!” as Maguire adds: “You deserve that!”
McTominay repeats “Get the f**k in!” while Maguire goes “You f***ing deserve that!” McTominay rounds it off with “That’s what I’m talking about, man!”
While the likes of Maguire and McTominay were clearly delighted, the video also shows the reaction of Fernandes when Sancho found the net.
Bruno looks annoyed as Sancho wheels away. The Portuguese then eventually walks over to join the celebrations.
VIDEO: Man Utd players react to Jadon Sancho’s goal
?: “Well done, you deserve that!
?: “Get the f*ck in, that’s what I’m talking about!”
The players reaction to Jadon Sancho’s goal ?
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) November 23, 2021