Jose Mourinho has offered Michael Carrick a place on his coaching staff once the Manchester United captain hangs up his boots.
He said: “He knows that my coaching staff has a chair for him if he wants, when he wants. The chair is there in the office for him. I want that, the board wants that, the owners want that, so Michael is in a comfortable situation of his future will be with us. “But he wants to be a player until the end of the season and now he feels confident to be back, training.”
[He is] one more option for us. We need players and if Michael wants, I am happy with that.”
Carrick, 36, who joined United from Tottenham in 2006, has played just once this season, in the 4-1 win against Burton in the Carabao Cup third round on 20 September
He said in a statement on Saturday: “I’m healthy and back training hard with the team.”
The England player added that he was being “monitored closely” and was “aiming to be back in contention for selection soon”.