Jose Mourinho offers Michael Carrick dual role at Manchester United – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has offered Michael Carrick a dual role at Manchester United consisting of a role in the first team and a hand in monitoring the Under 23s, according to reports.

The 35-year-old was handed a one year extension last summer following an impressive end to the 2015/16 campaign and has gone on to make 36 appearances under Mourinho.

Another deal is reportedly on the table for Carrick ahead of the summer, but doubt remains over whether the Englishman will stretch his Man United career into 2018.

But according to the Mirror‘s Steve Bates, the midfielder will be offered a dual role at Old Trafford in which he would feature in the first team whilst also having a role in the Under 23 set-up.

This is the type of transition that would suit Carrick down to a tee. The Englishman, who begun earning coaching badges some time ago, has expressed a clear desire to move into coaching and player development further down the line. Receiving the chance to watch United’s younger generation more closely would be a tantalising step in the right direction.

You also sense that, in spite of what was a difficult outing at White Hart Lane, Carrick isn’t quite done with his playing career just yet. This offer, therefore, somewhat kills two birds with one stone for the 35-year-old.

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