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Mourinho admits numbers do not lie in Manchester City's Premier League dominance

Mourinho admits numbers do not lie in Manchester City's Premier League dominance

"Romelu will be back for Tuesday so we'll see, but Anthony, I have to wait a bit more", said Jose Mourinho.

The club recently announced current assistant manager Rui Faria would be ending a 17-year partnership with Mourinho, leaving the club when the campaign is over, amid links to the Arsenal job.

Carrick will move into Mourinho's backroom team from next season and the Portuguese added: "It was already hard for me because I got him in the last two years of his career".

Carrick was replaced in the 85th minute to a standing ovation from the Old Trafford faithful and with the club looking to wrap up the FA Cup against Chelsea, we could have the ideal ramp for a real shot at the Premier League title next season. And my analysts. I'm not going to have an assistant manager in the sense of the word. "I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future when he has his badges". I would like to say a big "thank you" to all the staff and players who, in different ways, have made an important contribution to my growth as a person and as a professional. "I look forward to working with him and learning from him".

"My heartfelt thanks go to the manager, Jose Mourinho, for the belief he had in me, all those years ago, when it all was just a student dream".

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Carrick was given a standing ovation when he was substituted in the 85th minute and came back out onto the pitch after the final whistle to address the fans who had stayed behind.

"I wish you all the best for the future, knowing that you will always be my close friends".

"I've got some unbelievable memories to cherish".

United, along with their FA Cup final opponents Chelsea, were interested in landing the 26-year-old last summer, but the Italian champions were reluctant to sell.

He said: "On behalf of the players and staff, thank you for your support". It's an wonderful place to play football.