Michael Carrick claims that working with new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been fun so far.
The 12-time FA Cup winners returned to the Aon Training Complex on 6 July to begin work with the three-time Premier League winner who was appointed after the sacking of Dutchman Louis van Gaal at the end of last season.
Carrick who will be entering his 11th season with the Old Trafford side discussed the training that the players have completed so far as the squad prepares for the much-anticipated 2016/17 season.
“It’s been very good,” Michael explained to MUTV. “We came in last Wednesday and have done over a week with him now and it’s been enjoyable. The sessions are very good, it hasn’t broken us yet and hasn’t been as hard as you might think! [Laughs]
“There’s been a lot of football and fun at the right times, and I think everyone’s enjoying it. When you get a new manager, pre-season is always a little bit different because it’s a new personality and new ways. But you approach the season as any other and you’ve got to prepare yourself to be ready for the battle.
“That’s what the first few weeks of pre-season are for, to get that base of fitness and mentally prepare yourself for the year ahead.”
Carrick who penned a new one year deal at the club earlier this summer added: “I’m delighted to be here. I’ve been here quite some time now and I just love the place.
“It’s such a great place to come and work every day. I’ve still got that drive and desire to be successful and give everything I can, so hopefully this year will be a good one.”
Manchester United will play their first preseason friendly against Wigan on Saturday.