Michael Carrick is adored by the Manchester United fans here inside the Transfer Tavern.
United have certainly missed the cool head of the midfield captain this season in the midst of an injury-ravaged centre of the park. Indeed, he himself is out injured at the moment and our punters believe United could certainly use his experience at present, having only registered a single appearance this season.
As the new club captain United’s current longest server player has had a frustrating start to the season.
Carrick has given over 10 years of service to the Red Devils and is deep in the United fans hearts here at the Tavern aas he filled the void left by United legend Paul Scholes.
His range of passing and ability to bring calmness to what is sometimes a chaotic team gave, in our regulars’ opinions, manager Jose Mourinho no choice but to hand him the captaincy vacated by Wayne Rooney after he left in the summer.
However, after a nightmare campaign, our landlord believes that it’s time Carrick hung up his boots for good and here’s his three reasons why…