Michael Carrick has been offered a coaching role at Manchester United by Jose Mourinho following a heart scare that has kept him out of action since September, report the Mirror.
The Red Devils skipper suffered a heart scare after playing against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup in September.
Carrick has spent 11 years at Old Trafford and at the age of 36 years, Mourinho has hinted he will swap careers at the end of the season to begin coaching.
“Michael as a person is more important than Michael as a player,” said Mourinho.
“We give him the time to relax, to recover, to feel confident. To make a decision, he wants to play, he wants to stop. He knows.
“He knows that my coaching staff has a chair for him if he wants, when he wants. The chair is there in the office for him. I want that. The board wants it.
“The owners want it.
Michael is in the comfortable situation of knowing his future will be with us. But he wants to be a player until the end of the season and he feels confident to be back.
“He is training. He is one more option for us. We need players. If Michael wants, I am happy with that.”
Full statement from Michael Carrick
I just want to clear up my situation as I’ve had quite a few people asking if I’m OK and why I haven’t been fit over the last couple of months.
After feeling strange during the second half of the Burton game in September, I underwent a series of tests.
It turned out to be due to an irregular heart rhythm which has been full investigated and I had a procedure called a Cardiac Ablation.
I had to build up training steadily whilst being monitored closely but I feel fine now.
I would like to reassure everyone that I’m healthy and back training hard with the team.
I’m building up my fintess and aiming to be back in contention for selection soon.
Source: The Mirror sport.