Michael Carrick to Join Jose Mourinho Coaching Staff During FA Cup

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"I can call Sir Alex (Ferguson) the intelligent one to buy him and I can call him the happy one to have him for so many years of his career as a phenomenal player".

"It was an unbelievable reception when I came off", Carrick said of Sunday's match.

The no.16 made his 464th and final appearance for the Reds on Sunday, playing his part in Marcus Rashford's winning goal in the 1-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford, before bidding an emotional farewell to the fans on the pitch afterwards.

"Hopefully it nonetheless suits in a few years" time.

The report states Faria would prefer a move back to Portugal to start off his managerial career, effectively putting an end to any rumours linking him with any Premier League side.

"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".

Retiring skipper Michael Carrick firmly believes Manchester United are in a much better position to challenge for the Premier League title now than 12 months ago.

While legendary midfielder Michael Carrick is set to join Mourinho's coaching staff after hanging up his boots, he will not move directly into an assistant manager's role as the United manager has admitted that he simply won't have a traditional assistant for the coming campaign. I clearly know the membership and supervisor, studying off him, the backroom employees, attempting to carry the youngsters by and have an affect on that. "I am going to jump on the staff", Carrick explained. "Special memories, things you cherish".

'However simply because I used to be a half-decent participant, it would not assure you are going to be a hit in no matter you do.

He said: 'You've got to go step by step. It was the final chance to cut the cloth clean. There will be other players. "I've got six or seven weeks off after the cup final". 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.