Man United Fans take to Twitter to pay tribute to Carrick

Michael Carrick said his farewell to United fans after making his final appearance at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 36-year-old reminded supporters of his class when he rolled back the years to slide a 40-yard through ball over the top of Watford’s defence to create the only goal of the game in a Man-of-the-Match display.

The Englishman was making just his second appearance in the Premier League this season in what has been an injury-hit campaign.

The win against Watford was his 464th appearance for the club and the departing veteran is the last remaining team member of the side that won the Champions League back in 2008.

Carrick was often overlooked by the England national team – the midfielder made just one appearance at a major tournament in his career –  but achieved great success at club level lifting 12 trophies with United. The midfielder is set to continue his career with the club by joining Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff next season as a first-team coach.

Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the ‘Geordie Pirlo’. We summed up the best of the reaction here: