Manchester United captain Michael Carrick to retire at end of season

Carrie Guzman
March 12, 2018

He is one of just seven players in the squad to have won the Premier League title with his experience still viewed as crucial by Jose Mourinho.

The former England global came through the ranks at West Ham before securing a £3.5m move to Tottenham in 2004.

The thirty-six year old has barely featured for the Red Devils this season, making just four appearances while he had a minor operation to treat an irregular heartbeat in October.

"There comes a time when your body tells you stop playing football and that's pretty much where I am at now", said Carrick.

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"That's pretty much where I am at". As such, he's likely to take on a coaching role from next season - discussions are ongoing but "it's been kind of sorted out". It's something you have to accept. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet.

Carrick has hardly played this season with the 26-year-old former Tottenham player having a heart related scare during an EFL tie against Burton in September.

"I'm clear now, it took a bit of time to get over".

"I need to keep myself fit and ready. That is where I am at", added Carrick in a statement. I understood after getting back fit that I wouldn't be playing as many games as perhaps I might have done, but that's something that I understood. He has scored a total of 24 goals for Manchester United, who are now placed at the second position in the league, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City.

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