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Retiring Manchester United Star Michael Carrick Likely To Take Up Coaching Role

Retiring Manchester United Star Michael Carrick Likely To Take Up Coaching Role

"I am not sure if he will be available". Without the Frenchman's raking passes and galloping drives from deep, United looked a lot more cohesive and solid.

It has been claimed that Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld are his main transfer targets for the centre back spot.

Rashford also insisted that he didn't need to be reassured by his manager when he was struggling for playing time, saying: "He doesn't have to (speak to me)".

Pardew was brought in to replace Tony Pulis in November, but has won just one of 16 league games during his time at The Hawthorns.

"He's humble, he wants to learn".

"I will still talk to them (the board) and get a feeling of what they think because they might think a change is a better thing for the club".

On Saturday the manager oversaw a 2-1 win against Liverpool that stretched their lead in second place over Jürgen Klopp's team to five points.

In a report covered by United's official website, the Portuguese tactician confirmed the good news regarding the fitness of Martial, who had missed recent outings versus Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

Mourinho added: "I remember his beginning when he was not always on the bench but I was taking him with the team as an extra player". "Our big week started against Liverpool", he said.

Liverpool were handed a lifeline when Eric Bailly turned the ball into his own net in the second-half, but Mourinho's side held on for the three points to stretch the gap between second and third place to four points. One or two dangerous corners aside, he had little influence on the game.

Manchester United host Spanish outfit Sevilla at Old Trafford tonight in the Champions League.

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? The 23-year-old recovered well, though, and was rock-solid until the final whistle. At 18, he was 5-foot-6 (1.70 meters) but, after a sudden growth spurt, he is 6-foot-4 (1.95m).

"Probably you are not expecting my answer: I'm happy with the decision", Mourinho revealed after the game, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. "When I joined, I saw within a few days he would become a top player".

Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick, has announced he will be retiring from playing football at the end of the season. Jose Mourinho must hope his cautious tactics in Spain are not what costs his side across the two legs.