Michael Carrick: Everyone has got to calm down, Jose Mourinho knows the strengths of my game

Carrick: Everyone has got to calm down, Mourinho knows the strengths of my game

22/09/2016 at 11:14

Michael Carrick says he will not change his style to force his way into the Manchester United first team and is calm about his future under Jose Mourinho.

The 35-year-old midfielder came into the United midfield against Northampton Town and impressed in the 3-1 win, but accepts that he will be in and out of the starting line-up due to his age and the strength of the club’s squad.

"I think everyone has got to calm down a little bit in terms of how they react to all the changes in the team and who is not playing,” Carrick said. "We are a squad, we are a team, we lose together and we win together. We played tonight and had a good result."

Carrick’s appearance was only his second of the season, but he insists Mourinho knows what his strengths are despite his lack of game time.

"I think he knows what I can do and I am not going to change my game now," Carrick said. "He knows exactly what I can do, my strengths, just like every other player here. You play some games and you miss some games."

United's next game is against Leicester City in the Premier League's Saturday lunchtime kick-off.