Michael Carrick Given Guard Of Honour In Final Career Game

Henrietta Brewer
May 14, 2018

It was also United assistant manager Rui Faria's final game at Old Trafford after the club's announcement on Saturday that he would step down at the end of the season.

The Belgium worldwide has been receiving treatment for an ankle injury at the Move to Cure clinic in Antwerp, missing the last three games including the team's 1-0 Premier League season-ending win over Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday.

However, the victory was rarely in doubt after they went ahead, Watford struggling to craft much in reply as United finished on 81 points, the 19-point gap to champions Manchester City an illustration of the improvements the Premier League runners-up must make next season.

Faria, like Mourinho, never played top-level football, but became a significant part of his fellow Portuguese's coaching staff after meeting the future United manager during a seminar day at Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium in 2000.

So farewell Michael Carrick, and thanks for the 50-yard pass to add to the memories.

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

"On behalf of myself I would like to say thank you for your support over the years, I've got a lot of memories to cherish".

Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world because we are always a title contender. It is an unbelievable opportunity for me.

And it was the former England midfielder who made the decisive contribution, his superb lifted throughball enabling Juan Mata to tee up Marcus Rashford to break the deadlock.

"We want to see him sitting back up there some time soon".

"Not true, he's injured", the United manager said of Martial. They have the small matter of an FA Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley to contend with.

"That's why I haven't brought in any young players because my players deserve that."

Asked if he would be at Vicarage Road next season he was upbeat.

Speaking post-match, Mourinho provided injury updates on Lukaku and Martial, amid fears both could miss the FA Cup final.

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