Baltemar Brito: Rui Faria didn't make Jose Mourinho a better manager

Michael Carrick

"That's the measure of the club and has been for 60, 70, 80 years, it has to be the league title you are measured by, but to keep winning trophies would show they are still a club that are winning things and keeping that winning mentality".

The Northern Irishman, 32, is an ambitious coach and has been earmarked for a promotion this summer as Mourinho looks to reshape his staff after Faria's surprise departure.

Michael Carrick and Manager Jose Mourinho of Manchester United celebrate after the EFL Cup Final match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England.

The 42-year-old spent two years at Old Trafford following successful spells under Mourinho at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

The Premier League season is finally over and its time for fans and pundits alike to start picking over the bones of the campaign.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho would be taking "a gamble" if he chose not to replace his departing assistant Rui Faria, according to Mike Phelan. 'I am not training this week.

Mourinho said: "Moving forward I will organise my coaching staff in a way where the assistant manager figure doesn't exist".

"I'm going to have assistant coaches, I'm going to have fitness coaches, and a structure where they have specialists in different areas connected to the performance". J0se recently stated that Faria will always remain a friend and thanked him for his work.

'He is one of the best, he's been around for many years and it all fits in.

'You never know what is going to be around the corner.

It's not been a great season for the Red Devils, despite their highest-ever finish in the Premier League since Alex Ferguson's retirement. "Because I've got things, I'm kind of more excited about the future than looking back and being sad that it's over".

"I don't think it (an immediate appointment) makes sense when Rui is leaving after 17 years". Carrick's 464th appearance for United ended in the 85th minute when he left the game to a huge ovation.

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