Carrick: United back where they belong in Europe

Doug Mendoza
March 15, 2018

Carrick is, though, expected to remain at United as part of Jose Mourinho's coaching staff next season.

While he's not officially said yes, the classy midfielder seems to be inclined to taking up Mourinho on the offer and an announcement is likely to be made in the summer regarding his future at the club. Carrick's outstanding two-year spell in north London earned him a move to Manchester United, his club for the last 12 years, for £25m.

Michael Carrick wants Manchester United to establish themselves as a Champions League force once more as Old Trafford prepares to host a first knockout game in four years.

Considering the stiff competition the Red Devils are likely to face in the UEFA Champions League should they beat Sevilla, the FA Cup is perhaps their most realistic hope of ensuring their 2017-18 season doesn't end without a trophy.

3 - Number of European finals Carrick has started for United; he was an unused substitute in last year's Europa League win over Ajax. Hopefully I can get some game time and I am still enjoying training.

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United boss Jose Mourinho suggested at the beginning of the year that the 34-cap England global would likely bring the curtain down on his career at the end of the campaign and, speaking to reporters ahead of Tuesday's meeting with Sevilla, Carrick confirmed the news.

The problem emerged when the midfielder complained of feeling dizzy following United's Carabao Cup win over Burton Albion in September.

"But that quickly passed, and I got back fit and I wanted to finish on my own terms, really, where at least I could decide and not be forced because of that.

I've just been training hard and trying to keep fit and have managed to play a few games so far and we'll see what happens towards the end of the season".

'Great teammate and one of the best I've played with.

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