It has been in the pipeline for much of the season but Michael Carrick has confirmed that he will retire from football at the end of the current season.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 12, 2018
Injury problems have prevented the United captain from featuring for most of the season and Jose Mourinho had previously offered the former Tottenham man a spot on his coaching team.
Therefore, it is no major surprise that the experienced midfielder is to draw the curtain on an illustrious career when the season comes to an end.
With United still competing in the FA Cup and the Champions League, Carrick will hope to sign off at Old Trafford by winning a trophy to add to the one of each he has won as well as five Premier League titles and three League Cups.
United fans have always appreciated the 36-year-old, who found his international opportunities limited and we’ve taken a look at the best of their responses on Twitter…
Never got anywhere near enough caps for ??????? & they definitely could’ve done with him on numerous occasions. Reliable, solid, calm under pressure, eye for a pass, leader, etc… #LEGEND pic.twitter.com/DvhaD3zK4t
— ?Lorenzo ? (@Roug3_D3mon99) March 12, 2018
Such a hero of the club doesnt get as much credit as he deserves when hes in the team i feel more confident in the whole team he understands the game know when to slow it down and when to speed it up. Hes an absolute legend will be missed
— Henry McDonald (@HenryMcDonald97) March 12, 2018
End of an era. Just let it sink in that Jordan Henderson has more England caps than Carrick… wtf
— Harrison Buckley (@HarrisonSenpai_) March 12, 2018
Teach pogba some composure before u retire please
— akshat khemka (@khemkaakshat) March 12, 2018
I guess that he senses a job coming vacant at Sky and wants to get in quick ?
— thetrees (@thetrees80) March 12, 2018
A good servant to the club but legend is pushing it.
— Sibs (@SibsMUFC) March 12, 2018