Michael Carrick has played his last game for Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The veteran midfielder played a huge 464 games for the Red Devils, and as he walked off the field for one final time against Watford, it really hit home.
We’re losing an absolutely world-class midfielder, and it was extremely fitting that he was probably the best player on the turf during his final farewell.
Following the game, Carrick gave an excellent speech to the Old Trafford crowd, before taking to Twitter to share a brilliant photo of a signed shirt with the #464 on the back.
This short but sweet post sums up the man. He never wanted to be the centre of attention, but his importance to Manchester United never wavered.
He may well feature in United’s FA Cup final game against Chelsea next week, but that’s only likely if someone else gets injured. Carrick has been used sparingly this term, probably why he’s decided to hang up his boots for good.
I guess the good news is the fact that Carrick is staying on as a member of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff. His impact on the younger lads will be huge and hopefully, he’ll be here for many years to come.
We’re going to miss you, Michael! Thanks for the brilliant memories.