Michael Carrick, who took Manchester United’s responsibility as captain after the transfer of Wayne Rooney to Everton, has officially announced his retirement and will not play for the club after this ongoing Premier League season.
The 36-year-old Carrick stated that he would probably join club’s boss Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff in the summer.
Carrick who plays as a midfielder for the club believes that it is the perfect time to take retirement from the club as the midfield of United is now in safe hands. He made the announcement after going through a medical process to correct an irregular heart rhythm late last year following he suffered from dizzy spells.
“There comes a time when your body tells you it’s time. That’s where I’m at and you have got to accept it. It started in the Burton game and then happened again in training”, Carrick said. “I’m clear now, it took a bit of time to get over. There were two or three times when I wondered whether it was worth still playing, but I soon got over that.”
Carrick scored 24 goals for the club during his 12 years span. He joined Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006 and was the part of the team in five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy.
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