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The three players most likely to leave Manchester United this summer

Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho with assistant Rui Faria during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light José Mourinho's assistant manager Rui Faria to leave Manchester United at the end of the season
Cary Erickson | 17 May, 2018, 03:43

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is wasting no time at all in the transition to his next career. "Hopefully it still fits in a couple of years" time'. Over the course of his time at Old Trafford, he managed to win every single English domestic trophy on offer including five Premier League titles.

With Mourinho previously expressing a desire to find a suitable alternative to Carrick upon retirement, United's new first-team coach has backed the club to find a solution in the same way they did when he was asked to follow former captain Roy Keane in 2006.

"It was an unbelievable reception when I came off", Carrick said of Sunday's match. He'll teach me some things and we're going to have some success in the near future, I'm certain of that'.

"It's a gamble for him - he's saying he hasn't got anybody in that group already to replace Faria, whether he goes looking outside who knows?"

"I think it will be Michael Carrick in the future".

Kroos would fit the bill and, having helped Real dominate European football in recent years, may be tempted. "It's the greatest club in the world and I thank you for your support over the last 12 years".

He will no doubt be missed as part of the first-team setup but with this new challenge in the career of the one-time Champions League victor, it will be interesting to see if he can take to his new position with the same level of success as he did his last.

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"The final chance to cut the cloth clean".

Becoming a manager himself is something Carrick might want to pursue one day but that is not something he intends to push for yet. I'm not getting carried away here. I'm well aware of that.

The Red Devils have had to endure a hard season. "I'm sure that will be the case again", Carrick added.

"In the league, which is where everybody wants to be measured, you have to say that second is progression from where Manchester United have been, but it's not a successful season for Manchester United when you don't win the league".

"I have a lot of memories to cherish, some I'll never forget, especially of this place".

Should Kroos prove unattainable, then Express Sport understands United are monitoring three other players.