Jose Mourinho claims that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick still has a role to play at the club, despite not featuring prominently this season.
The former Tottenham star was named as the club’s captain after the departure of Wayne Rooney at the start of the season. However, he has not been able to enjoy even a single minute of action since being given this role. Even though he has made it to the bench on a few occasions, Carrick has never been utilised by the manager. However, this could change in the midweek action when Manchester United take on Burton Albion in the League Cup.
Speaking ahead of the game, Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that Carrick is no longer part of the regular first-team setup at the club. The Portuguese manager says that the experience and the quality provided by the 36-year-old will be vital, as he prepares for his first competitive match of the season.