"I think winning the FA Cup and going into next season will be good for us". "That will evolve, and when he wants my opinion, I'm there to give it". "That's part of being on the staff - to work with the manager in trying to get what's best for the club".
That is, for sure, the best way to describe Michael in just one word.
Scholes announced his retirement in May 2011 before returning eight months later, adding a Premier League winners' medal to his collection in 2012-13.
"It changes overnight. I am not training this week". "Special memories, things you cherish". It was the final chance to cut the cloth clean.
"When I was younger I used to get really nervous before games, so much so, you are nearly throwing up before games".
Phelan, speaking on Premier League Daily, said: "That's a good question".
Carrick said he is considering moving into management one day but it is not something he intends to push for yet.
"He's been around for many years". I obviously know the club and manager and will be learning off him, the backroom staff, trying to bring the kids through and have an influence on that.
"It's hard because he is my friend, 17 years is a long time", Mourinho added. I've got other things to do.
"I really don't think we're far away". It's not an issue. "I'm not getting carried away here".
According to a report in the Telegraph, Mourinho's former assistant is going to be the new manager of Benfica.
Jones returned to the squad for the Europa League final in May but remained on the bench as United beat Ajax 2-0 before being caught up in controversy when he was accused by UEFA of failing to comply with doping test regulations because he wanted to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.
"And when Michael (Carrick) has the pro licence badges". They have competed in every game and won matches where you are thinking they would draw. I'm well aware of that. "But it is an FA Cup final".
The following day he began his new job as a member of manager Jose Mourinho's coaching staff, with this weekend's clash against Chelsea at Wembley his first assignment.
The Red Devils have often looked at a loss for ideas when facing such teams and is another cause for their inconsistencies.
"We've lost big players in the past. I'm sure that will be the case again", Carrick added. As a captain he has always led by example, with no need to raise his voice, using words that were full of common sense, passion and experience.
"Do you get the team sheet an hour before kick off?"