Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Michael Carrick to retire from football at the end of the season

Michael Carrick to retire from football at the end of the season

However, he has featured in just four games this season having had a procedure to treat an irregular heart rhythm detected in a League Cup game against Burton Albion in September. After spending two seasons at Tottenham, he moved to United for £18m to play under his long-time admirer Sir Alex Ferguson, where he has made 463 appearances and won five Premier League titles, one Champions League, one Europa League, one FA Cup and three League Cups.

Carrick, capped 34 times by England, has looked likely to leave United in recent summers only to pen extensions at a club that rewarded his fine service with a testimonial past year.

Carrick has played three times since, with United winning each game without conceding a goal. It's something you've got to accept so that's where I am at. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet.

The the 36-year old former England worldwide, made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists ahead of his teams Champions league second half clash against Sevilla.

Obviously, the news has come as an upsetting incident for United fans, but won't be too anxious about a replacement for the 36-year-old with the current emergence of youngster Scott McTominay.

"Hopefully I can get some game-time at some point between now and the end of the season", he said.

"But, yeah, it's looking likely".

"I'm clear now, it took a bit of time to get over".

The classy playmaker arrived at the club from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2006 and was awarded a testimonial a year ago, in recognition of his magnificent service to the Reds. "I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at".

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