Michael Carrick to hang up his boots at end of the season

Michael Carrick to retire after this season

Michael Carrick to retire after this season

Alejandro Moreno and Steve Nicol applaud Manchester United's first-half display against Liverpool, but explain what went wrong in the second half of their 2-1 win.

The midfielder confirmed it will be his last season at Old Trafford and revealed the logical transition to Jose Mourinho's coaching staff in the off-season.

"There comes a time when, as much as you like or don't like it, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football". 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.

It has always been expected that Carrick would hang up his boots at the end of the campaign - something the veteran confirmed on Tuesday (NZT), along with his intention to take up manager Mourinho's offer to join the coaching staff.

'Yes. It's kind of been sorted out.

Nevertheless last season's Europa League triumph completed Carrick's collection of domestic and European club trophies, having already won five #Premier League trophies, one FA Cup, three League Cups, six FA Community Shields, a #Champions League and a Club World Cup.

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

"It started in the Burton game and then happened again in training", Carrick said. 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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