Speaking ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup, Jose Mourinho has advised the duo of Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick to remain patient.
Manchester United currently boast a plethora of quality options at the middle of the park in the form of Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini, and as a result, the duo of Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick have struggled for minutes on the pitch this season.
Herrera and Carrick both played crucial roles in Manchester United’s victory in the EFL Cup as well as the Europa League last season but the two players have hardly seen any game time during the current campaign so far.
It is now expected that both Herrera and Carrick will start for United during their upcoming Carabao Cup clash against Burton Albion on Wednesday night and speaking ahead of the game, manager Jose Mourinho has advised the duo to remain patient despite the lack of football coming their way.
The Portuguese manager said, “(Sergio) Romero played the Europa League final, which was the game of the season for us and he is not playing. Ander Herrera was player of the season and is not starting matches. That’s life in big clubs.
“We gave him a contract because we think he is a good player, an important player, he is just in a team where I think in this moment (Nemanja) Matic and (Marouane) Fellaini are in the best form that I have ever seen them.
“I never saw Matic or Fellaini play so well, so he is in a team with these two guys playing absolutely phenomenal, so for Carrick and Ander it’s just patience because that time will arrive and they will be important players for us for sure. That’s a team, that’s a squad, we can only play with 11 guys.”