Man United star sends message to Jose Mourinho about his future
Michael Carrick suggests that he could go on playing for Manchester United into his 40s and has no plans to retire just yet
Michael Carrick has suggested that he could go on playing into his 40s and says he has no intention of retiring just yet.
The Manchester United midfielder signed a new one-year contract extension with the Red Devils earlier this summer as he committed his future to the club for another season.
Carrick was a reliable fixture in the Manchester United midfield under Jose Mourinho last season and it appears that the Portuguese coach values his contribution.
At 35, it would seem that Carrick does not have too many years left at the top level.
However, the player himself appears to have indicated that he has no plans to retire any time soon.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Carrick said: “I haven’t got an age in mind really, I need to just take it year by year.
“I said that last year, I said it the year before and I will say it again next year too. I have learnt a lot off of Giggsy and the likes of Scholes and Gary Neville, who went on to play until their late 30s.
“I have been lucky enough to see that close to waters and I have taken things from that and tried to learn from it. It might take me as long as Giggsy [to retire], but I’m not too sure.”
Carrick helped Manchester United to win the Europa League trophy last season as the Red Devils secured their return to the Champions League.
The 20-time English champions also sealed EFL Cup glory in Mourinho’s first campaign in charge at Old Trafford.
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