Carrick gives concerning answer amid Mourinho sack speculation

Date published: Saturday 13th October 2018 4:31

Jose Mourinho Michael Carrick Manchester United

Micheal Carrick would rather not discuss the atmosphere at Manchester United amid rumours that Jose Mourinho could be close to the sack at Old Trafford.

Mourinho‘s long-term future is in doubt at United with reported unrest in the squad, his bad relationship with Paul Pogba and their poor league position.

The Portuguese boss gave Carrick a role in his coaching team after the former England international retired from playing at the end of last season and he has now been tipped as a potential temporary replacement if his mentor was to leave.

They are seven points adrift of Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League and were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Derby County.

“Yeah… I wouldn’t really want to get into that, to be honest with you,” Carrick said when asked by the Manchester Evening News about the current atmosphere at the club.

On Mourinho, Carrick added: “The biggest thing is he’s a winner. He’s desperate to win, he’s won wherever he’s gone.

“We’ve won trophies since he’s been here, we’ve got to win more, that’s what we strive towards but that’s the biggest thing for me, he’s a winner.

“He’s been unbelievable to me, he’s helped me, gone out of his way to make me feel a part of his team, and trust is the biggest thing, he’s trusted me.

“So that’s a huge thing for him to do and hopefully I can repay him for that trust.”


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