And Mourinho revealed his changes were not made with an eye on the FA Cup final against Chelsea, instead just using the final game of the season as a chance for rotation.
Mourinho handed Carrick his 464th and final appearance in the 1-0 victory over Watford and the midfielder was given both a pre-match guard of honour and a standing ovation as he left the pitch at Old Trafford.
"I don't think Michael knows how to play bad", Mourinho said.
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"I would like to say a big "thank you" to all the staff and players who, in different ways, have made an important contribution to my growth as a person and as a professional".
Mourinho insists Carrick will not immediately step into the role but hinted he could make another addition to his coaching team.
If it weren't for Marcus Rashford's goal then United wouldn't have all three points and wouldn't have given Michael Carrick the ideal send off. He was injured in Friday's training session and couldn't train yesterday. "He had treatment in the morning in the training ground and stayed away". "I am going to bring some people that until this moment have not come with me yet". I know the style sometimes frustrates the fans but you can not argue with results. 'I think so. I've spoken to the owner a lot, ' he said. His spotting of Mata's run beyond the Watford defence, combined with the execution of his pass, was sublime. In fact, United had 52% possession, and recorded 7 shots.
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For instance, Carrick sent a chip over the top of the Watford defense.
Always a classy operator, he ended with a classy sign-off, patting the badge and offering a goodbye clap as a thank-you to the crowd, closing a gilded 12 years at Old Trafford.
United are also reportedly in the market for a central defender and have been linked with Barca centre back Samuel Umtiti, who now in the midst of a contract standoff with his club.
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