Kiungo huyo aliyesajiliwa mwaka 2006 akitokea Tottenham Hotspur kwa dau la paundi milioni 18.6 alisema ujio wa Paul Pogba ndani ya timu hiyo kutaifanya nafasi yake ya kucheza kuwa ndogo.
Baada ya kauli hiyo, Mourinho amesema, “Michael is 35 years old. It is very sad to know that time flies for every one of us. He is such a fantastic player and it is a pity, I always loved him, but instead of being his manager when he was 25 I am his manager when he is 35. We have a good understanding. We know when he can play. We know when he is ready and when he needs a rest. I am still having Michael Carrick and probably for one more season.”
Kocha huyo ameongeza, “We had one transfer window and four months of work,” he said. “We have lots of young players and older players, so we need a lot of work to do. But if you see the games against Burnley, Stoke and Arsenal, if you have six more points which we totally deserved, see where we would be. If we keep performing the way we are doing, we will be OK. I want someone to come here and play better than us and beat us. Then you can go home and say these guys were better than us. But on Saturday, I go home and my feeling is that I have lost.