Manchester United Football Club have had one of the finest midfielders of his generation on their books for quite some time now; Michael Carrick. The veteran is going to have his testimonial this coming summer, and with no new deal yet signed, questions have been raised about his future.
The 35-year-old has been in and out of the Manchester United team this season, and for the most part he’s done pretty well for the Red Devils. There has been times where his age has shown, but at the end of the day that’s only natural.
We’ve been lucky to witness his brilliance for so long and it is excellent to see that he has been able to win absolutely everything here.
Carrick, who is approaching the latter stages of his career was asked about whether he can see himself playing for Newcastle United, the midfielder responded:
“No, I think that’s passed now,” he said according to the Daily Star.
“When I was a kid I was supporting Newcastle, I dreamt one day I would do but I count myself very fortunate to have played for Manchester United for so long.
“It’s just one of those things where you can’t have everything.
“If and when I finish here, that will probably be it I think.
“I’m not getting ahead of myself, I’ve been here for so long and I’ve enjoyed it, I won’t be playing for another club in England that’s for sure.
“We’ll see what happens, I haven’t really got any plans past this, I’m just enjoying how it is at the minute and just preparing for my testimonial.”
At the end of the day, I find it brilliant to hear that he won’t play for another side in England. He’s practically a fan of United now, and I bet it must be so difficult when he thinks about the possibility of playing for another Premier League side.
To me, unless he moves abroad, I feel he is hinting at the possibility of hanging up his boots after his testimonial. In my eyes that’d be a brilliant decision, because why not go out at the very top and enjoy the rest of your life.