Manchester United Football Club moved up to sixth position in the Premier League, with Jose’s men giving Swansea a 3-1 beating on their own turf. One man at the heart of that fantastic result was Michael Carrick, who pulled the strings in typical style from the 35-year-old.
The Englishman has only been a bit-part player under Jose so far, as the self-proclaimed Special One has explored other options like Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin in recent weeks.
However, Manchester United as a whole look a lot more effective when Carrick plays the game, but Jose Mourinho has reiterated the point that the experienced man simply cannot play every week.
When asked about why the midfield maestro doesn’t play every week, Jose had plenty to say:
“I would love to play him every game but that is not possible,” Mourinho said.
“Why? For the same reason that I cannot go to the gym every day anymore! He started today and he played very, very well.”
At the end of the day, Jose has to manage his players and protect them from injuries and fatigue. Carrick is at that stage in his career where three games in a week just isn’t physically possible, and you have to say the manager is doing a brilliant job with that at the moment.