Jose Mourinho hopes to face outgoing assistant Rui Faria in the future


Jose Mourinho hopes to face outgoing assistant Rui Faria in the future

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.

The Red Devils improved their league position from previous year by finishing second in the Premier League this season, but are not happy with the fact that they ended 19 points behind eventual champions Manchester City.

On Saturday, Ray's wife Jackie Wilkins, will present the trophy from the Royal Box to the winners at full-time.

He was joined on the course by other Manchester United icons of yesteryear, including Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.

United take on Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 19 at Wembley in their last chance for silverware this season.

"As much as we want to win the league and we are desperate to win the league, we are in a better place than what we were a year ago". "He is one of the very best".

And with Carrick due to take a prominent position in Mourinho's backroom, the United manager is prepared to bolster his coaching staff with coaches from Nicky Butt's academy team, with under-18s manager Kieran McKenna impressing many at the club since his arrival from Tottenham two years ago.

Carrick has won five Premier League titles with United, the 2008 Champions League and the 2017 Europa League. As soon as this came up I didn't think twice.

"The question at Manchester United is which players do you keep and which don't you keep", he added.

"I am confused by that, and Jose Mourinho probably is at times too, because the performance levels are up and down so much". Look at the games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace, you see them at such a low and then such a high. People who know how to win and don't drop their standards week in, week out.

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