"It's his knee", Mourinho said.
"I think it will be Michael Carrick in future, when he has his badges", he said.
"If you said at this moment in time do you want to manage I'd probably say yes, I would yeah", Carrick said (via The Telegraph).
The Belgium worldwide has been receiving treatment for an ankle injury at the Move to Cure clinic in Antwerp, missing the last three games including the team's 1-0 Premier League season-ending win over Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday. "He'll teach me some things and we're going to have some success in the near future, I'm certain of that". "I will reorganise my coaching staff in a way assistant manager doesn't exist".
"I think if you're looking at the City game now..."
"I've been so lucky to play with him for years and hopefully I can enjoy him as an assistant". Some have always been waiting for this and have come to terms with selling him, but some are still angry to see such a talented player be wasted by Mourinho. It's an unbelievable place to play football.
Michael Carrick made his 464th and, in all likelihood, final appearance for Manchester United in Sunday's 1-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford.
But Mourinho insisted his absence was purely down to an injury that could also see him miss next Saturday's showpiece.
"He was injured in the Friday training session and yesterday (Saturday) he couldn't train".
After the victory in the Reds' last Premier League game of the season, secured by Marcus Rashford's first-half goal, the players thanked the fans during their traditional lap of honour and captain Carrick addressed them in an on-pitch speech.
Mourinho added: "He had treatment at the training ground this morning".
Early on United played with a lack of intensity perhaps befitting of a side focused on a cup final.
"I'm sure the owner will try to improve the level of the squad and the team, try to improve the position in the table".