& # 39; I have a lot to thank him & # 39 ;: Jose Mourinho will always be the Special One for Manchester United coach Michael Carrick the Tottenham boss preparing for Old Trafford Return
Jose Mourinho receives a warm welcome from at least one person at Old Trafford next week – with Michael Carrick grateful the Special One gave him the chance for a new career.
Mourinho is likely to face a mixed reception when he leads Spurs against the club who fired him 11 months ago
Carrick coached the club during the toxic last few months of Mourinho, but says that he will always appreciate the opportunity to learn from one of Europe's top managers after retiring in the summer of 2018.
Carrick, 38, is still with United as part of the back room team v an Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
& I owe him a lot (Mourinho) for. He knows that, & # 39; says Carrick … & # 39; He gave me a chance with coaching, the next chapter if you want. I will always be grateful for that. It wasn't something he had to do, it was his choice.
& # 39; For what he achieved, I could not learn from him in any way. It was also my first time coaching so it was all new to me. To have him there and to guide me as he did then, of course I am all the better for it. & # 39;
Carrick won five Premier League titles and the Champions League as a United player and says he always felt sure to give Mourinho his point of view, as he now does with Solskjaer. That is your role. It makes no sense to walk away & # 39 ;, he says.
It will be a big game on Wednesday. I'm really looking forward to it. It was a strange game between us last season. We have played good things, but they have real talent (Spurs won 3-0). & # 39;
Attention will go to how Mourinho plays the PR game that goes back to Old Trafford. He won two trophies in his two-year period at the club, but was fired with the team, far away from challenging Liverpool and Manchester City and jammed by a row with star player Paul Pogba.
& # 39; I can & # 39; Don't speak for Jose. I can only thank him for what he did for me & # 39 ;, says Carrick. It is rather hypothetical. Ole is a great manager. He is all about his belief in the club and everything beyond, it has no effect on Ole or where our focus is.
& # 39; I am not going to compare him to another manager or what he will do if something is said or not said, that is not necessary. & # 39;