Mourinho admits Carrick could have influence on Man Utd midfield signings

Ashley Young

Ashley Young

"17 Leiria, Porto, London, Milan, Madrid, London again and Manchester", said Mourinho.

The FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, May 19.

Jose Mourinho is eager to end the Red Devils' long-term issues at the left-back position once and for all, by bringing in the talented Brazilian wide-back in the upcoming summer transfer window.

And Mourinho admitted he isn't planning on appointing a successor to sit next to him at Old Trafford.

Ferguson was also on boss Jose Mourinho's mind as he considered Carrick's contribution to United over the course of 464 appearances and five title-winning campaigns. That might have more to do with the fact that the last time he played two consecutive league games was in January, rather than a lack of quality. The process of education is something I like to do. "Why always Lukaku? Why always this player?' 'That guy doesn't have a chance to start, the other one is on the bench".

"There will be no number two".

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

The report claims that as soon as both teams seasons have come to a conclusion, then United will step up their interest in signing the Brazilian ahead of the World Cup. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

Faria has been mentioned in some reports as a possible contender to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

Faria said: "After a lot of consideration, and with a very heavy heart, I have decided the time is right for me to move on".

"I don't think it makes sense when Rui is leaving after 17 years".

Addressing the fans, Carrick added: "I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their support over the years, it's been unbelievable".

"I would like to thank him for the opportunity and confidence, for the knowledge and experience, but most importantly for his friendship".

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