Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, has revealed that midfielder, Michael Carrick will join the coaching staff at the club at the end of the season. Carrick has been out injured, but will return to first team action before hanging his boots in the summer, according to his Portuguese manager.
The 35-year-old has been out since undergoing a surgery to correct a heart problem, which has limited him to just an appearance this season for the Red Devils, in the Carabao Cup in September.
Carrick, who is yet to feature for United this season in the Premier League, will, however, return to first team football having been part of the warm-weather training in Dubai recently before hanging his boots and joining the coaching setup at the end of the current campaign.
“A few months without even training, but he’s a very important player for us,” Mourinho said. “It’s a good decision for him to finish playing football at the end of the season.
“At the end of the season I expect him to join us [the coaching staff],” he added.
Mourinho and his Red Devils side are away at Turf Moor on Saturday, when they face Burnley, with the former Chelsea boss saying they are doing and playing very well, whether anyone likes or dislikes their style.
He excepts a ‘difficult’ game when his second placed side face Sean Dyche’s ‘stable’ side, who are also eyeing a Champions League place come end of the season.