Michael Carrick keen for new era

Manchester United's Michael Carrick

Michael Carrick says Manchester United must now look to the future and “move on” from the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Ferguson’s last match in charge of the Premier League champions ended in an extraordinary 5-5 draw at West Brom on Sunday and brings the curtain down on nearly 27 years in charge for the Scot.

Everton boss David Moyes will replace him and Carrick acknowledges the club need to now embrace the future under the new manager.

The midfielder said: “We’re ready to move on and there are new challenges for all of us. We’re looking forward to it. We’ve had enough time to digest the title celebrations, the news about the manager and [Paul Scholes] retiring. We have to move forward.”

He added following the Baggies draw: “It’s a bit funny in the dressing room because of the situation. We’ve thanked the manager for everything he’s done and he’s thanked us.

“The manager wanted to win but with the job we’ve done this season, I’m sure he can retire very satisfied.”

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