Man Utd Midfielder Michael Carrick Confirms Retirement

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2018

"That's pretty much where I'm at".

The 36-year-old announced his retirement plans ahead of United's all-important tie with Sevilla in the Champions League for the last-16 return leg.

Carrick, who is a former England worldwide, joined the Red Devils from Tottenham in 2006 when United's retired veteran manager, Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him to swapped White Hart Lane for the Old Trafford.

Carrick has won 18 trophies in 12 years at United, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008.

Carrick, capped 34 times by England, has looked likely to leave United in recent summers only to pen extensions at a club that rewarded his fine service with a testimonial previous year. It's something you have to accept.

The English midfielder despite being benched for the majority of the season remained a go-to man for manager Jose Mourinho and is expected to join his backroom staff after hanging his boots in the summer.

He added: "It's kind of been sorted out, but we're still talking about it so there is nothing to totally confirm yet. But it's looking likely, yes".

He said: "I had a problem during the Burton game during the second half". Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training. "There were two or three times when I wondered whether it was worth still playing, but I soon got over that".

"But that quickly passed and I got back fit. I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at", he concluded.

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