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Mourinho says United 'very positive' Ferguson will recover

Anthony Martial celebrates scoring with Romelu Lukaku Reuters Jason Cairnduff
Cary Erickson | 11 May, 2018, 11:29

And having kept an 18th clean sheet of the season, goalkeeper David de Gea claimed the Premier League Golden Glove award for the first time since he moved to Old Trafford.

Mourinho's United head into their trip to West Ham on Thursday 20 points adrift of runaway neighbours City in the Premier League.

Last Friday's 1-0 defeat at Brighton followed a loss by the same score at Newcastle in February, and came after they were beaten 2-1 at Huddersfield in October.

But at 22, he still remains one of the most exciting stars in Europe and it might seem that United can not afford to lose such quality. "Some of the players I am totally convinced are going to make it, some others I have good hopes that they are going to make it, and some others I don't believe they are going to make it".

United boss Mourinho declined to answer when asked on Wednesday if he had been to visit Ferguson, saying he wanted to respect the family's wish for privacy.

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"So I think it was good, competitive. We are confident", said Mourinho. "So in this moment, for me, he is staying". In these circumstances, every team around City, including United, had to understand they will not get anywhere near the trophy.

Man United are now 17 points adrift of rivals Manchester City - and Mourinho will need to make some major changes if they're to challenge next season.

Michael Carrick has revealed his desire to one day become a manager as he prepares to bring down the curtain on a glittering playing career and join Jose Mourinho's coaching staff at Manchester United. He has had a major doubt on the mental state of his team, post stating that something "doesn't smell right" within the club.

"At other clubs, I was already thinking 'what next?'" stated Mourinho. You know, if I listened to everyone, I would be everywhere'. "I've been there now seven years so it's been fantastic for me".

It remains to be seen whether Carrick will be handed a place in the squad for United's FA Cup final against Chelsea on May 19th, though Mourinho's comments suggest that Sunday's game will be his last.