Manchester United's Michael Carrick confirms he will retire at end of season

Aubrey Yates
March 12, 2018

The 36-year-old was appointed club captain in the summer after Wayne Rooney was allowed to rejoin Everton.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has confirmed that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season, bringing an end to a playing career that has lasted over 19 years.

'I think it's pretty much already been said, to be honest with you, ' he replied when asked whether he was retiring.

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

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Carrick still hopes to play a part for Jose Mourinho's side in the remainder of the season, fully recovered from the heart issue. That's where I'm at and you have got to accept it.

'Obviously, I had the problem in the Burton game, when it started during the second half, and then had a few tests after that, ' he told the media ahead of tomorrow's game. Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training.

Carrick has played 463 times for United with 24 goals.

During his time at Old Trafford he has won a whole host of major honours including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League while in 2013 he was named the club's Player of the Season. "I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at".

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