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José Mourinho finally admits there’s a need to replace this United star

Subair Adams

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Michael Carrick

Manchester United player and legend Michael Carrick could retire by the end of the season despite overcoming his recent injury worries.

The Englishman has returned to full fitness but he might be ending his successful career by the of this current campaign.

According to Sport Review via Sky Sports, Manchester United’s Portuguese manager José Mourinho has admitted that there is a need to find Carrick’s replacement before the commencement of next season.

The manager further revealed his plan for the veteran defensive midfielder as he told Sky Sports that he has created a space for the England international among his backroom staffs.

With Carrick’s reported retirement, Mourinho is left with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Scott Mctominay, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera at the middle of the park but the Portuguese manager claims there is a need for another defensive midfielder so as to make his team more competitive ahead of next season.

Marouane Fellaini could be moving to Turkish side Galatasaray as he failed to accept a one-year contract offered him by the Red Devils.

Former Southampton player, Ander Herrera might also be leaving Old Trafford in his quest for more first-team action in the 2018-19 season. The England international has found his playing time reduced drastically since the arrival of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic from Juventus and Chelsea respectively.

All eyes are wide open to see who Mourinho will be considering as the best replacement for the veteran midfielder when the summer transfer begins.

Manchester United fans will agree with me that Wilfred Ndidi could be the best player for the position having successfully replaced Ngolo Kante who moved to Chelsea from Leicester City in 2016.

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