Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Man United's Carrick to hang up his boots at end of season

Man United's Carrick to hang up his boots at end of season

It has always been expected that Carrick would hang up his boots at the end of the campaign - something the veteran confirmed on Monday, along with his intention to take up manager Mourinho's offer to join the coaching staff.

The Manchester United midfielder has made a decision to hang his boots after spending 12 years at Old Trafford, where he played under four different managers after being roped in by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former England global made the announcement at United's press conference on Monday ahead of the Champions League last-16, second-leg match against Sevilla.

"There comes a time, whether you like it or you don't like it, that your body tells you it is time to stop playing football. That's pretty much where I am at", said Carrick explaining his stand on retiring.

United legend Rooney, who completed a move to Everton last July, sent a classy message to his former team-mate on Twitter. 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". "But, yeah, it's looking likely", he stated.

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Mourinho publicly confirmed the offer of a coaching role in November after Carrick revealed he had undergone a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm, having felt odd during September's Carabao Cup win against Burton. The England midfielder confirmed that he is totally fine now and wants to finish on his own terms.

"I had a few tests after that and the same problem came back on the Sunday of that week in training". It's something you have to accept.

Carrick made 463 appearances for Manchester United throughout his career, winning 18 honours with the club.

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.

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