Michael Carrick to retire from football at the end of the season

Michael Carrick to retire from football at the end of the season

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.

Michael Carrick will retire from football at the end of the season, the Manchester United midfielder has revealed, and is likely to move into a coaching role at Old Trafford working under manager Jose Mourinho.

Carrick, signed for United in 2006 for £18 million, and has played 463 times for the club.

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.

"That's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine".

Speaking yesterday, Carrick, per skysports.com, said: "I think it is quite refreshing to look at Scott and see how he deals with it".

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It's kind of been sorted out.

"There comes a time when as much as you like it or don't like it, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football", the 36-year-old said. "You can't live like you've had a career before you've had the career - you've got to earn it".

United boss Jose Mourinho suggested at the beginning of the year that the 34-cap England worldwide would likely bring the curtain down on his career at the end of the campaign and, speaking to reporters ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Sevilla, Carrick confirmed the news.

He said: "I had a problem during the Burton game during the second half. There were two or three times when I wondered whether it was worth still playing, but I soon got over that".

"You get that extra spicy feeling, there's that little bit extra to it and we want to be playing these games.

I've just been training hard and trying to keep fit and have managed to play a few games so far and we'll see what happens towards the end of the season". But that quickly passed and I got back fit. "I wanted to finish on my own terms".

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