In the latest Manchester United news, skipper Michael Carrick has confirmed this season will be his last as a player before hanging up his boots.
The former England midfielder has enjoyed an extremely successful career, winning five Premier League titles while lifting the Champions League and Europa League trophies.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Carrick’s future and now the 36-year-old has revealed he is calling time on his playing days and will be looking to join Jose Mourinho’s coaching team at Old Trafford.
The former West Ham midfielder, who made the switch from London to Manchester back in 2006, believes it is the right time to hang up his boots and is looking forward to what the future brings when his playing days are done.
“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,” he said. “So that’s pretty much where I’m at, which is fine. It’s something you’ve got to accept so that’s where I am at.
“It’s kind of been sorted out (for a coaching role). We’re still talking about it, to be honest, so there’s nothing to totally confirm as yet.
“But, yeah, it’s looking likely.”
Carrick, who has had his injury problems this term, will be hoping to help United end the season on a high, as he goes in search of what would be his second Champions League winner’s medal and a second FA Cup.
United are next in action on Tuesday night when they prepare to host La Liga outfit Sevilla in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie.
United managed to battle for a goalless draw in the first meeting in Spain and will be looking to get the job done at Old Trafford in bid to reach the quarter-finals.