Michael Carrick has given a thumbs up to the first year of Jose Mourinho’s tenure at Old Trafford.
The Manchester United boss has got the backing of one of the most influential players in the team, as Michael Carrick has stressed upon the fact that Mourinho has changed the mentality and attitude at the club since his arrival.
Speaking to UEFA.com, Carrick said: “He’s a winner – he’s won everywhere he’s been, so that’s almost enough. He’s certainly got the respect of the players and everyone in football because he’s been so successful. However he’s done that, you’ve got to look and learn from it. He’s like us – we all want to win and we all want to lift trophies.
“He’s leading it, he’s the manager, he’s guiding us through and guiding the club through. There’ve been a lot of positive things to take from this season: the consistency of the team, the general performance. There’s real confidence approaching the end of the season and looking ahead to next season.”
The star studded team of Manchester United has failed to live up to the expectations of football fans around the world this season. They are currently sitting 6th in the Premier League table, and Jose Mourinho has himself admitted that Champions League hopes through Premier League are over.
Hence, the Europa League appears to be the only feasible way for the Red Devils to make it into next year’s Champions League.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to win the Europa League title in his bid to secure big name signings for next season. Manchester United are on the right track as well, having won the first leg of the semi-final against Celta Vigo away from home.
The second leg of the semi-final takes place tonight at Old Trafford.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.