Ander Herrera has urged Manchester United to make Sunday's final Premier League game a "beautiful day" for the retiring Michael Carrick.
Carrick, 36, will hang up his boots at the end of the season and join as a coach after a 12-year playing career at Old Trafford.
Despite only starting three games in all competitions this season, Mourinho has confirmed Carrick will be in Sunday's starting line-up against Watford at Old Trafford.
This way, United fans can pay tribute in the final home game of the season.
"It's all about having a beautiful day and saying goodbye to Michael Carrick in the best way possible," the Spaniard told the Evening Standard.
"Let's try and make it a beautiful day for him. He's a legend of the club... I really respect him and look up to him because of the way he plays.
"He doesn't speak that much but he always does it in a serious and right way. He trains hard every day, even when he's not playing too much, and is so professional.
"I've been so lucky to play with him for years and hopefully I can enjoy him as an assistant. He has been very successful for the club, one of the best midfielders in the last 10 years in the world, and he is a big loss."