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Manchester United Captain Michael Carrick Set to Retire This Summer

Manchester United Captain Michael Carrick Set to Retire This Summer

Michael Carrick has confirmed he will retire from playing at the end of the season. His efforts for the side and long service also earned him the role of club captain following Wayne Rooney's transfer to Everton in the summer.

The former England global made the announcement at United's press conference on Monday ahead of the Champions League last-16, second-leg match against Sevilla.

The 36-year-old made the announcement at United's press conference on Monday ahead of the Champions League last-16, second-leg match against Sevilla.

Carrick is, though, expected to remain at United as part of Jose Mourinho's coaching staff next season.

Carrick, who was capped 34 times by England, underwent a procedure to correct an irregular heart rhythm, having initially felt unwell during the EFL Cup win over Burton Albion last September.

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During his time at Old Trafford he has won a whole host of major honours including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League while in 2013 he was named the club's Player of the Season.

He added: "It's kind of been sorted out, but we're still talking about it so there is nothing to totally confirm yet".

Now back in action, he is happy to be retiring on his own terms.

"It's fine, it's something you've got to accept so that is where I'm at". I understood after getting back fit that I wouldn't be playing as many games as perhaps I might have done, but that's something that I understood.


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