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Manchester United's Michael Carrick to retire at end of season

Manchester United's Michael Carrick to retire at end of season

He returned to action last month but, speaking at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 match against Sevilla, Carrick confirmed the current campaign will be his last.

Michael Carrick has confirmed this will be his last season as a player at Manchester United.

A graduate of West Ham's youth academy alongside the likes of Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand, Carrick went on to win five Premier League titles under Alex Ferguson.

Carrick has played a limited role for United this season after undergoing a routine heart procedure following a League Cup tie with Burton in September.

"There comes a time when, as much as you don't like, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football", he said.

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.




"So that's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine".

Carrick, who is a former England global, joined the Red Devils from Tottenham in 2006 when United's retired veteran manager, Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him to swapped White Hart Lane for the Old Trafford. "It's something that you have got to accept", the Englishman said.

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

"I had a problem in the Burton game it started in the second half, had a few tests and the same problem came back on the Sunday of that week". I had the procedure the following week.

"You get that extra spicy feeling, there's that little bit extra to it and we want to be playing these games. I wanted to finish on my own terms so I was determined to get back fit". "I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at", he concluded.

"I've been training hard and we'll see what happens for the rest of the season".


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