Michael Carrick has said that he hopes to repay the trust that has been put in him by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, a man who describes as ‘a winner’.
Carrick finally hung up his boots this summer, bringing the curtain down on a trophy-laden playing career in which he won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League.
Despite retiring from football, Carrick remains at Manchester United where he has been handed a role as part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff, despite obviously having had no previous coaching experience.
The Portuguese manager has been on the end of some pretty scathing criticism over recent months following the terrible start to the season by the Red Devils, but the former West Ham and Spurs midfielder Carrick has leapt to the defence of his manager, describing him as a winner.
“The biggest thing is he’s a winner,” Carrick told the Manchester Evening News in an interview about his new book, ‘Between the Lines’.
“He’s desperate to win, he’s won wherever he’s gone, we’ve won trophies since he’s been here, we’ve got to win more, that’s what we strive towards but that’s the biggest thing for me, he’s a winner.
“He’s been unbelievable to me, he’s helped me, gone out of his way to make me feel a part of his team, and trust is the biggest thing, he’s trusted me. So that’s a huge thing for him to do and hopefully I can repay him for that trust.”
Carrick has also revealed that he almost joined Arsenal as a teenager, but was thwarted by the emergence of a young Cesc Fabregas.
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