Phil Jones: 'FA Cup triumph would boost Manchester United in Premier League'

Michael Carrick

GETTY Phil Jones and Michael Carrick celebrate winning the Premier League in 2013

Michael Carrick is making an immediate switch from Manchester United's playing squad to the coaching team in time for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Carrick is set to join Mourinho's backroom staff and could be more involved than first thought following the shock announcement that Rui Faria is leaving the club.

Thus, Jose Mourinho should be on notice, and you know he will be as Mourinho has already intimated the idea that Carrick could be his top lieutenant in the future.

Jones further revealed how he gets himself prepared for these fixtures, "I think about who I am up against, about every eventuality". Over the following season, you will note what works and the way we work finest.

Phil Jones has told ESPN FC that lifting the FA Cup this weekend will not make it a successful season for Manchester United, but will show they are moving in the right direction.

'I will support as best I can.

Nevertheless, United will be losing one of the very best, with Mourinho announcing that he will not be hiring a new number two next season. Though their league position improved from sixth to second, they were EFL Cup and Europa League winners in the Portuguese's debut campaign.

He has been working in the direction of his teaching badges with the Beneath-14s and Beneath-15s for the final two years however continues to be wanting his Professional-Licence. We will always have our critics because we are Manchester United.

Michael Carrick reflected on his final game, a 1-0 win over Watford on Championship Sunday.

"This club is so used to winning things". To keep adding to that is important.

As for who could give them that money, Il Messaggero report the 23-year-old has "four requests on from abroad", originating from Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

The Old Trafford club still have a chance of lifting the FA Cup trophy when they take on Chelsea in the final at Wembley on May 19.

'It changes overnight, ' Carrick said.

'Just because I was a half-decent player it doesn't guarantee you're going to be a success in whatever you do. "There will be players here who will improve and progress and if anyone gets brought in, whoever gets brought in, the club will move on". "It is important to keep that winning feeling, we need to do that next week".

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