Man United captain Carrick confirms plans to retire

Carrie Guzman
March 13, 2018

The the 36-year old former England global, made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists ahead of his teams Champions league second half clash against Sevilla.

In a news conference on Monday, Manchester United Captain Michael Carrick confirmed what most had been anticipating all along this season- that it will be his last as a player. He's made more than 700 professional appearances over the course of that long career, and won, among other things, five Premier League titles.

Carrick has been restricted to only four games this season after he was diagnosed of an irregular heart rhythm earlier in the season, a condition which he said formed a major part in his decision to retire.

"Yes. It's kind of been sorted out", the midfielder stated whether he would be moving behind the scenes.

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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.

"It's fine, it's something you've got to accept so that is where I'm at". "You can't live like you've had a career before you've had the career - you've got to earn it". We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet. He's only seen action a handful of times this season, but on the eve of United's hosting Sevilla with a UEFA Champions League quarterfinal berth at stake, Carrick still maintains that he'll play a role with the current team before season's end. Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training.

"I've just been training hard and trying to keep fit and have managed to play a few games so far and we'll see what happens towards the end of the season". At least I could decide and not be forced because of that, so I was determined to get back fit.

He also helped United win the UEFA Champions League (2008), FIFA Club World Cup (2008) and the UEFA Europa League (2017).

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