Mourinho backs Carrick as future assistant manager

Mourinho backs Carrick as future assistant manager

Mourinho backs Carrick as future assistant manager

Speaking to reporters after the match, according to the Guardian, Carrick expressed his gratitude towards United boss Jose Mourinho, who has chose to offer him a coaching role at the club, with a view of making him his number two in the near future.

Silvini Louro, another longstanding Mourinho confidant, remains on the coaching staff, with Ricardo Formosinho, Carlos Lalin, Emilio Alvarez and analyst Giovanni Cerra also continuing to work on Mourinho's team.

It is clear, though, that the seat is being kept warm for the five-time title-winner.

'It changes overnight, ' Carrick said.

On being questioned whether he wishes to move into management in the future, Carrick insisted that is not something he wants to push for at this moment.

"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".

Mourinho, who is under contract at Old Trafford until 2020, will be targeting the second FA Cup win of his career on Saturday. I've been at this club, and it is such a great club, so I obviously know the club and the manager.

Carrick's fantastic passing abilities was at show as he picked up Juan Mata with a long ball, from which Mata calmly assisted Marcus Rashford for the sole goal of the match as United beat Watford to finish with 81 points and second in the Premier League.

Yet there was no Anthony Martial in the squad, despite Mourinho's prior indication the Frenchman would start.

Martial was reportedly seen leaving the ground before kick-off, while MUTV later suggested his absence was down to injury.

"[Martial is] injured", said Mourinho.

"He had treatment in the morning at the training round and he stayed away. If you want to read the season in a positive way, you can". "I am waiting for the doctor, but if it's impossible to play today, I have my doubts".

Watford boss Javi Gracia only arrived in January but faces an uncertain future at a club who have become known for their hire-and-fire policy.

Carrick added: "I think it is important".

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