The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to the news that club captain, Michael Carrick will be given a start at Old Trafford on the weekend in the club’s final home game of the season against Watford. It will be the fans’ final chance to see Carrick play for the club before he retires to join Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff next season.
The boss confirms that @Carras16 will start #MUFC's final @PremierLeague match of the season against Watford at Old Trafford: "Our captain will start the match against Watford, in front of our fans." pic.twitter.com/ctetNNRM20
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 9, 2018
Michael Carrick’s imminent retirement will draw his 12-year stay with Manchester United as a player to a close. The midfielder joined United in summer 2006 from Tottenham Hotspur and has remained a Red Devil ever since. In his 12 years in Manchester, the former England international has seen his trophy cabinet bulge. The midfielder has won five Premier Leagues, three League Cups, a Champions League and an FA Cup whilst he’s been on the pay role at Old Trafford, and he could still add another FA Cup to that.
For Carrick, the final game of the season at Old Trafford will be a big occasion. The midfielder enjoyed a fantastic testimonial game that finished 2-2 and featured the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra, along with plenty more of Carrick’s former teammates, managed on the day by Sir Alex Ferguson. Whilst it’s sad to see Carrick hanging up his boots, it marks the start of a new era for the 36-year-old as he takes up a coaching role under one of the best in Jose Mourinho.
You can read our resident Red Devils’ verdict on Carrick here:
It’s CARRICK you knowww, hard to believe it’s not Scholes!!!!
— ً (@Fredology) May 9, 2018
If he was called carriesta would be known as one of the games greats. Legend.
— Dan (@greenberg999) May 9, 2018
— Paul Pogba (@Pogbaology) 9 May 2018
One the most underrated players in the history of the BPL. What a player he has been pic.twitter.com/Rkmoz94lJq
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) 9 May 2018
Will be an unreal coaching member of staff.
— Cameron (@AdeptCL) May 9, 2018
Carrick you knowwww
— Naj (@JustPaulPogba) 9 May 2018
— varun desikan (@varundesikan) May 9, 2018
Legend. Leader and True Utd captian. Going to miss Carrick.
— James (@PxgbaEra) 9 May 2018
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I'm not crying you're crying
— Mark (@ItalianRonaldo) May 9, 2018