Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is set to help boss Jose Mourinho in the transfer recruiting department.
The United faithful were sad to know that club captain Michael Carrick would be retiring at the end of this campaign, but the Englishman has decided that he would still like to contribute for the welfare of the club. Carrick spent 12 years at Old Trafford winning every single domestic trophy in England and in the continent.
However, curtains to his footballing career will mean that there will be a void in central midfield which would need to be replaced. With Belgian international Marouane Fellaini also deciding not to sign a contract extension at the club, United will have to look into the transfer market to add re-enforcements to their squad.
Mourinho trusts Carrick-
According to the Metro, the Manchester United boss has a great relationship with his midfield star and would want advice on how to make important decisions in recruitment. Mourinho trusts Carrick’s opinion and holds the veteran’s value in high demand.
The English giants have been eyeing moves for three possible replacements for Carrick; Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred, Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic Savic and Napoli star Jorginho. And Carrick is reportedly the one who will decide which one of the three is an ideal suit for Manchester United.
Carrick’s job will not only end there but in fact start as he becomes a first-team coach in the coming few months. The Englishman is likely to be the bridge between the academy players and the first team deciding the fate of most United youngsters as well as arrivals at the club.
Manchester United faces Chelsea in an FA Cup final later this month which would be crucial for either side to land some silverware in a rather underwhelming campaign.
I think that Carrick could provide an inside in-depth analysis of what United need in the centre of the park. Carrick would be a great assistant coach for Mourinho as he will know exactly what the club is lacking and what is required to succeed just like Ryan Giggs.