Carrick To Retire At The End Of The Season

Carrick To Retire At The End Of The Season

Since then Carrick has never looked back and has gone on to win five Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United.

The former England worldwide, 36, made the announcement at United's press conference on Monday to preview the Champions League last-16, second-leg match against Sevilla.

The thirty-six year old has barely featured for the Red Devils this season, making just four appearances while he had a minor operation to treat an irregular heartbeat in October.

"There comes a time when as much as you don't like, it's time to stop playing football", Carrick confirmed, quoted by the Press Association's Simon Peach.

He also confirmed that working under Mourinho next season was "looking likely". That's where I'm at and you have got to accept it.

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

The 36-year-old midfielder has played sparingly for United this season, after a heart scare earlier this season. "That is where I am at", he said. At least I could decide and not be forced because of that, so I was determined to get back fit. "I've been training hard and we'll see what happens for the rest of the season", said Carrick. Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training. 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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