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Jose Mourinho hails "unbelievable" Michael Carrick

16 May 2018

Mourinho has decided he can not adequately replace his right-hand man of the past 17 years and will instead redesign his staff with no official deputy.

"I'm going to have coaches, assistant coaches, fitness coaches and a structure where they have specialists in different areas connected to performance".

It was all a bit weird.

MANCHESTER, England - Jose Mourinho has accused Gary Neville of negativity over the emergence of Scott McTominay at Manchester United. And he wasn't exactly full of praise for the midfield. An unbelievable player. Even today, I was telling my assistants that I wanted to take him off to standing ovation but I couldn't because he was the best.

"I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future when he has his badges, his pro licence". But I do wonder whether if actually he's got more of a position at centre back eventually, the physicality that he has. "He's a big lad". "Is he sharp enough on the ball to be a Man United central midfield player?"

Guardiola won the Premier League comfortably with City this season, while Mourinho's Manchester United finished in second place.

Mourinho revealed after Saturday's 1-0 win over Watford that he has no plans to search for a successor to Faria, saying he would restructure his backroom staff instead.

When asked how much Mourinho will miss having a No 2, Phelan, said:"That's a good question".

While the Portuguese boss doesn't have the best reputation for giving youngsters first-team opportunities, it seems he has plenty of time for McTominay.

The Scotland worldwide was occasionally used as a striker for the under-23s but has predominately played in midfield for Mourinho.

"Jose Mourinho has been absolutely incredible to me this year", McTominay said. "I am not training this week".

"And every game that goes by Sir Alex Ferguson's football gets better and better because you forget the bad games, the 1-0s, the awful defeats". I played in that team, it wasn't good.

"It's important to be liked and on the pitch. I've been at this club, and it is such a great club, so I obviously know the club and the manager", he said.

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