Carrick to make Man United coaching debut in FA Cup final

Carrick to make Man United coaching debut in FA Cup final

As Jose Mourinho sprinted down the Old Trafford touchline to celebrate Porto's stoppage time victor over Manchester United, knocking the Premier League giants out of the Champions League, Rui Faria held the fort on the bench. "That's part of being on the staff - to work with the manager in trying to get what's best for the club".

"It changes overnight. This was the final chance to cut the cloth clean".

Carrick said: "I will support as best I can". "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", he added.

"Of course I have to make the decisions but my assistants have an opinion and he has".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has stated that he will not need to replace his assistant Rui Faria and Mike Phelan believes that the Portuguese boss is taking a massive risk.

. "He'll teach me some things and we're going to have some success in the near future, I'm certain of that".

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"I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future when he has his badges, his pro licence". I'm not getting carried away here.

Carrick's move to the dugout means he is the latest former United player to move into coaching. He already has no doubt he will be able to call on Carrick's expertise when it comes to identifying new players, particularly in his old midfield role. You never know what is going to be around the corner. "I'm well aware of that", he said.

But Shaw has implied that he plans to remain at Old Trafford by noting how Carrick, despite not playing, would remain close to the Man United squad next season.

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on February 25, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Carrick, after 464 appearances spread over 12 years for the Manchester giants, will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season. "I'm not going to have an assistant manager in the sense of the word".

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