Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reveals Michael Carrick regret, promises staff changes

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reveals Michael Carrick regret, promises staff changes

Although Carrick has not featured much for United this season, it has been confirmed that he will definitely play in his sides final Premier League fixture of the season against Watford at Old Trafford tomorrow so that he can receive a fitting final send off.

"He's injured. He was injured, he was injured in the Friday training session and Saturday couldn't train", Mourinho said.

"I will organise my staff in a system where an assistant manager doesn't exist".

"I think it will be Michael Carrick in future, when he has his badges". I look forward to working with him and learning from him. "I know he's going to do a good job for his team. When he has his pro license, when he makes the bridge from player to assistant". I would like to say a big "thank you" to all the staff and players who, in different ways, have made an important contribution to my growth as a person and as a professional.


Marcus Rashford started up front and scored as United beat Watford on the last day of the Premier League season, in Michael Carrick's last game. I've got a lot of memories now to cherish and some I'll never forget, especially at this place. "Thank you for your support over the last 12 years". It's an unbelievable place to play football.

Speaking post-match after the win against Watford, Mourinho provided injury updates on Martial and also Lukaku amid fears both could miss the FA Cup final. "He had treatment in the morning in the training ground and stayed away".

Pep Guardiola will be able to sit back and watch Saturday's FA Cup final with a satisfied smile - if not smirk - on his face, knowing that for the second time in two seasons of English football he has outdone his old adversary Jose Mourinho. An unbelievable player. Even today, I was telling my assistants that I wanted to take him off to standing ovation but I couldn't because he was the best.

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