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Carrick thanks Man United fans and Mourinho

Michael Carrick brought the curtain down on his illustrious career when he made his final appearance for Manchester United during the Red Devils 1-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old midfielder was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson from Spurs for £18 million back in 2006 and has enjoyed a hugely successful spell with United winning five Premier League titles, one Club World Cup, one Champions League, one Europa League, one FA Cup and three League Cups.

The former England midfielder will not be leaving United completely however, as he will take up a role as part of the clubs coaching staff.

Speaking after his final game, Carrick paid an emotional tribute to the Red Devils faithful and also thanked Jose Mourinho for giving him the opportunity to work alongside him in the future.

“I need to thank Jose for giving me the opportunity. It is an unbelievable opportunity for me. I look forward to working with him and learning from him,” he said.

“He’s one of the best. He’ll teach me some things and we’re going to have some success in the near future, I’m certain of that.

“I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their support over the years, it’s been unbelievable.

“I have a lot of memories to cherish, some I’ll never forget, especially of this place. It’s an amazing place to play football. It’s the greatest club in the world and I thank you for your support over the last 12 years.”

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