Man United beat Watford 1-0 on Carrick's farewell


For a player who already had one testimonial, having this one effectively play out as a second was a little greedy - but all jokes aside, it's a fond farewell to a player who will go down as one of Manchester United's best ever midfielders.

As for Watford, head coach Javi Gracia made three changes to the team that started against Newcastle United last weekend, with Heurelho Gomes, Gerard Deulofeu and Richarlison coming in for Orestis Karnezis, Etienne Capoue and Troy Deeney.

He then sarcastically hit out at his critics as he suggested the negativity around the team was not justified: "If you want to be negative, you can be negative until the point that you can say that Scott McTominay is not good enough", he said.

Mourinho has decided he can not adequately replace his right-hand man of the past 17 years and will instead redesign his staff with no official deputy.

"I don't think it makes sense when Rui is leaving after 17 years".

Mourinho described Faria as a "brother" during his press conference after a 1-0 win against Watford and said he would sorely miss his friend as he took time out from football.

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"I am going to have assistant coaches, I am going to have fitness coaches and a structure where they have specialists in different areas connected to the performance". I will never forget Luis Figo's last match at Inter Milan.

"On behalf of myself, a massive thank you to everyone for your support. It's the greatest club in the world so it's been beyond my wildest dreams as a young kid".

Mourinho hopes to face Faria in the future and said he would be "proud" to see him taking charge at a Premier League club.

"You know, I had similar situations with other big players".

Marcus Rashford gets a recall up front in the absence of the injured Romelu Lukaku but there is no place for Anthony Martial in the matchday squad as he's picked up a knock. They have the small matter of an FA Cup final date with Chelsea at Wembley to contend with.

"He was injured in training yesterday", Mourinho added. I'm not sure if he can do it for 90 minutes, but even if he can, I will bring him off so he can come off on his own.