Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Jose Mourinho hopes to face outgoing assistant Rui Faria in the future

Jose Mourinho hopes to face outgoing assistant Rui Faria in the future

"I don't think it (an immediate appointment) makes sense when Rui is leaving after 17 years".

Reports from Naples say the club's deep-lying midfielder, Jorginho, reckons Sarri would take him to Chelsea, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in making a Premier League player of the 26-year-old Italy global who is valued at just over £50m.

Veteran midfielder Carrick, 36, is hanging up his boots to take up a position on Mourinho's backroom staff - although that move was planned before news of Faria's departure was announced at the weekend.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has heaped praise on midfielder Michael Carrick, who has now officially retired from playing professional football.

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"I don't want to be throwing quotes out there saying I want to be a manager". It is an unbelievable opportunity.

"I look forward to learning off him", said the United captain. "I am going to jump on the staff".

"If you want to be negative, you can be negative until the point that you can say that Scott McTominay is not good enough", said Mourinho.
"He is one of the very best".

"I have a lot of memories to cherish, some I'll never forget, especially of this place".

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But Jose Mourinho believes United's season hasn't been all doom and gloom with an FA Cup final appearance against Chelsea on the horizon. It's an fantastic place to play football. "I've been at this club, and it is such a great club, so I obviously know the club and the manager", he said.

Mourinho made nine changes to the side which beat the Hornets thanks to a Marcus Rashford tap-in made by Carrick's long pass and laid on by Juan Mata's selflessness.

However, Jose Mourinho sprung a surprise by deciding to name a Manager's Player of the Year as well.

'He was injured in the Friday training session and yesterday (Saturday) he couldn't train.

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Watford: Gomes, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele (Mariappa, 20 mins), Holebas, Doucouré, Hughes, Deulofeu (Deeney, 63 mins), Pereyra, Richarlison, Gray (Chalobah, 72 mins).

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