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Michael Carrick Was On Bench As A Coach In Man United's Win Over Swansea

Michael Carrick Was On Bench As A Coach In Man United's Win Over Swansea

Michael Carrick wasn't in the squad for Manchester United's 2-0 win over Swansea City today, but he took up a spot on the bench as a coach.

The 36-year old, who is retiring at the end of the season, has managed just 24 minutes of Premier League football this season following heart problems.

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The underrated former England international is to be part of the backroom staff at Old Trafford next season and Jose Mourinho decided to test the waters by giving him a spot alongside his assistants Rui Faria, Silvino Louro and Ricardo Formosinho.

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"It's only for next season really but, this season, he is already coming and sharing a little bit of our space," the United boss said after the game, as per The Mirror.

"We are opening the door for him to not have a difficult transition next season. So, this season, he's doing little things.

"I think it's a good experience for him until the end of the season. Maybe, in three or four matches, it's another experience for him to share the bench from a different perspective."

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United

Topics: Football News, Swansea City, Jose Mourinho, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Michael Carrick

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