Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho laments Michael Carrick’s retirement decision

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has lamented the future loss of Michael Carrick from the club’s first team squad.

The Englishman is set to retire at the end of the season barring any last minute u-turns in the decision and is sure to be a loss to Old Trafford.

Carrick has been a huge part of United’s success in the latter stages of Sir Alex Ferguson’s career and it’s displeasing that he will retire on the back of an injury plagued season.

The veteran certainly deserved a better send off and there’s still some hope that that can be the case before the end of the current campaign.

Mourinho is also sad to lose Michael but is happy to see him become a part of his coaching staff, praising the former Tottenham player’s attributes.

According to Manchester Evening News, Jose said: “It’s fantastic to have Michael Carrick back. It’s really sad when you think, in May, his career is going to end as a player.

“But it’s a fantastic assistant coach I am going to have, I believe. I want to help him be better and better but it’s a pity to lose a player that does everything well on the pitch.”

Michael Carrick is a loss to the squad in normal circumstances but Jose Mourinho is surely lamenting his loss now more than ever due to the potentially chaotic upcoming summer.

Manchester United’s current midfield options include the classy man himself alongside Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and youngster Scott McTominay.

Fellaini is another player who appears to be edging towards the exit as he is yet to agree to new terms and is on a contract that ends this season.

Herrera has failed to live up to last year’s high standards leaving Mourinho with just Pogba and Matic to rely on when the next campaign begins.

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