Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Carrick sets up Man United victor ahead of coaching switch

Carrick sets up Man United victor ahead of coaching switch

United still have the FA Cup final to play this weekend, but it's unlikely that any of the players who appear at Wembley will be allowed to leave the club by Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho handed Carrick his 464th and final appearance in the 1-0 victory over Watford and the midfielder was given both a pre-match guard of honour and a standing ovation as he left the pitch at Old Trafford. "I am going to jump on the staff", he was quoted as saying by AFP. It was the final chance to cut the cloth clean.

Earlier this week Mourinho's number two man Rui Faria announced in a statement that he will be leaving the club at the end of this campaign. He leaves behind a playing career that included five Premier League titles and one Champions League title.

Mourinho is keen to replace Carrick in United's midfield and, as exclusively revealed in Metro.co.uk last week, the veteran will be asked to run the rule of his potential replacements.

"They finished second and could win the FA Cup but let's face it. this is one of the most boring United teams", Redknapp said in his column in the Daily Mail.

"I had the issue when I signed and it was all about Roy Keane, but I was never going to replace Roy Keane because it's not how I am".

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'I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future.

"The way it looked to me at the start of the season, is that Mourinho was playing to draw with all the big boys and beat all of the lesser teams. It's the greatest club in the world and I thank you for your support over the last 12 years".

Mourinho stated: 'I've to make the selections however in fact my assistants have an opinion.

"A couple of years ago I thought maybe it would be a good thing to spend time with the family, but then it's about timing and opportunities". I am sure he will teach me a few things and we will have some success in the near future, I am certain of that.

Carrick - who plans to seek advice from other players-turned-coaches like former teammate Ryan Giggs - laughed off a suggestion he might be tempted back onto the pitch in the same way Paul Scholes performed a retirement U-turn in 2012.

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