Michael Carrick will join Manchester United’s coaching staff following his retirement at the end of the season and Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will field the Englishman against Watford on Sunday.
The Old Trafford club captain will lead the side out for a final time against the Hornets, by which time United will hope to have secured second place in the Premier League table, allowing Carrick to fully enjoy the occasion.
There might well be United fans who would not mind at all if the classy playmaker’s final game was not the clash with Javi Gracia’s side and was instead the FA Cup final against Chelsea the following week and the tributes have poured in to commemorate the move from Mourinho.
Mourinho’s decisions have not been universally popular this season but this is one call that Reds fans appear to agree with and we’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction. Some wanted him to have played more this term…
Should’ve played him more this season tbh. Warranted starting over Fellaini any day of the week
— Andrew Stauble (@AjStaubs) May 9, 2018
brilliant gesture from Jose.!! Adios Carras!!♥ @carras16
— Lone Wolf (@AJP408) May 9, 2018
— Anthony Martial (@MartialFC_11) May 9, 2018
— varun desikan (@varundesikan) May 9, 2018
That my legend
— Topmost (@STtopmost) May 9, 2018
Nice touch for a great 👍🏻
— Elton Harrison (@EltonHarrison41) May 9, 2018
Should give him 90 minutes to show the appreciation of the fans and everyone at the club.
— James RFC (@GamesMurray) May 9, 2018
Should be our next manager…..lad is well acquainted with @ManUtd old winning tricks
— Doug UG (@Eraix98) May 9, 2018