It was an emotional evening at Old Trafford as Michael Carrick bid farewell to his playing career after an illustrious time with Manchester United.
The Englishman would be joining the club’s coaching side and Jose Mourinho also added that he could see the former Spurs man become his assistant in the near future.
The match against Watford didn’t really have anything riding on it as we were guaranteed of 2nd place in the league table. The only goal of the game came via Carrick as he lofted a pass to Juan Mata who passed the ball to Marcus Rashford.
Carrick was replaced in the 85th minute to a standing ovation from the Old Trafford faithful and with the club looking to wrap up the FA Cup against Chelsea, we could have the perfect ramp for a real shot at the Premier League title next season.
Twitter was filled with reactions to not only the game but also Carrick and here are some of them.
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) May 13, 2018
Michael Carrick just oozes class! What a man! What a player! It was a pleasure @carras16 and thank you for all your hard work! You’re missed already. Time to pass that knowledge onto the next generation 👊🏼
Good luck with everything! 🔴 #MUFC pic.twitter.com/y1eOooYU89
— Hêlîn (@MUnitedGirl) May 13, 2018
— ManUnitedZone (@ManUnitedZone_) May 13, 2018
Today’s #MUFC Man of the Match?
It’s Carrick, you knooooow! 😀👏 pic.twitter.com/AUu9XpIPOh
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 13, 2018
End of an era pic.twitter.com/gSgHNKd5NT
— Oscar ¹⁹ (@SupremeRashford) May 13, 2018
Perfect ending. Most underrated player to ever grace football.
— James 🔴 (@PxgbaEra) May 13, 2018
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) May 13, 2018
Carricks farewell speech pic.twitter.com/vpU0BWDMve
— Dale (@Dale_MUFC_) May 13, 2018
Michael Carrick has fewer England caps than:
— Man Utd Updates (@utds_updates) May 13, 2018
— Red Army! (@RedorDead07) May 13, 2018
End of an era. Carrick with one last hurrah with a phenomenal pass for the first, in classic Carrick style. Going to miss him. Came across in his speech really well as a genuine person, husband and father. One of football’s good guys. #mufc
— Serge Adam (@SergeMUFC) May 13, 2018
Premier League 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup 🏆
League Cup 🏆🏆🏆
Community Shield 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Champions League 🏆
Europa League 🏆
FIFA Club WC 🏆
Michael Carrick 👌🔴
— Manchester United FR (@MUFR_) May 13, 2018
A weird season comes to an end, started with a bang we were 4-0 fc then came the lfc game and pogba injury which derailed us. Beat city, lfc, arsenal, spurs and Chelsea lost to promoted sides. Slow football to end it. Hopefully we will be amazing next season. #GGMU #mufc
— Red Devil Army (@wickedchandy) May 13, 2018