Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Man Utd's midfielder to retire at end of the season

Man Utd's midfielder to retire at end of the season

Carrick revealed this at a press conference at Old Trafford on Monday while previewing the second-leg round of 16 UEFA Champions League clash against Sevilla.

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick has confirmed he is to call it quits with professional football at the end of the season. After spending two seasons at Tottenham, he moved to United for £18m to play under his long-time admirer Sir Alex Ferguson, where he has made 463 appearances and won five Premier League titles, one Champions League, one Europa League, one FA Cup and three League Cups.

Carrick signed a new contract last summer as well as receiving the captain's armband, but the 36-year-old has barely featured this season having undergone treatment earlier in the season to fix an irregular heart rhythm.

"It's fine, it's something you've got to accept so that is where I'm at".

United boss Jose Mourinho suggested at the beginning of the year that the 34-cap England worldwide would likely bring the curtain down on his career at the end of the campaign and, speaking to reporters ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Sevilla, Carrick confirmed the news.

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Carrick added: "All the glitz and the glamour that can surround things these days, Scott doesn't seem too interested in that, which is fantastic - especially at this stage of his career".

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has praised midfielder Scott McTominay, who has received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad for their upcoming games against Costa Rica and Hungary. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet.

"I think it is quite refreshing to look at Scott and see how he deals with it", he said on the midfielder.

'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. 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.

"I need to keep myself fit and ready".

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