Michael Carrick to retire from football at the end of the season

Michael Carrick to retire from football at the end of the season

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has confirmed he will retire from playing football at the end of the season. Carrick has played a limited role for United this season after undergoing a routine heart procedure following a League Cup tie with Burton in September.

Carrick said: "There comes a time when as much as you don't like it, it's time to stop playing football". "That's pretty much where I am at".

While Carrick has always had his critics, he has been admired by every United coach he's worked with, from Alex Ferguson all the way through to Mourinho.

'Brilliant career and I'm sure he will be very successful in his new role as a coach'. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing to totally confirm as yet.

Obviously, the news has come as an upsetting incident for United fans, but won't be too anxious about a replacement for the 36-year-old with the current emergence of youngster Scott McTominay.


The midfielder has thankfully returned since but ahead of the Champions League last-16 clash with Sevilla he announced his retirement at the end of the season, but his time with the club won't be over just yet stating that it is "likely" he will join José Mourinho's backroom staff.

"But, yeah, it's looking likely".

'It took a little bit of time to get over but there were some times when, for two or three days, I was thinking "am I going to carry on playing or not?" or "is it kind of worth it or not?" but that quickly passed.

"So, I was determined to get back fit. That is where I am at", said the midfielder. "I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at", he concluded. Tried to work for the team, being known as a team player I think is important.

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