Mourinho also said Carrick will captain the side for his last game, against Watford.
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Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are "very positive" that former manager Alex Ferguson will recover from the brain hemorrhage that has left him in intensive care.United boss Mourinho declined to answer when asked Wednesday if he had been to visit Ferguson, saying he wanted to respect the family's wish for privacy.However, he did say everyone at the club was optimistic that the United great would recover. Ferguson has received messages of support from around the world over the past few days, and Mourinho said that can only lift United as they prepare for Thursday's Premier League trip to West Ham.Carrick, signed by Ferguson from Tottenham in 2006, is retiring at the end of the season to join Mourinho's coaching staff.Mourinho said Carrick's qualities were rare not only in football, but also in wider society.
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