Outgoing Manchester United interim manager, Michael Carrick, has insisted the decision to leave the club was made by him.
Carrick confirmed he was leaving his role at the club, following a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Thursday.
The 40-year-old took charge after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked on November 21.
The ex-England mifielder was unbeaten in the three games, winning against Villarreal and Arsenal and holding Chelsea to a 1-1 draw.
Ralf Rangnick has received his UK work permit and is now set to for a six-month spell as interim manager, but will be without Carrick.
“It’s 100 per cent my decision. I respected the club and I respected the new manager coming in and I wanted to make the decision before I had any contact with him or spoke to him.
“There was no crossover whatsoever. I thought it was the right thing to do for the club and for Ralf. Once I made the decision, that was final and I was happy with that,” Carrick told Amazon Prime.