Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney shared the lifting of the FA Cup with Michael Carrick after the dramatic late win over Crystal Palace at Wembley in what looked like a symbolic gesture for what could be the veteran’s last game for the club.
Carrick’s contract at Man United runs out in the summer and a new deal has not yet been forthcoming.
The 34-year-old produced an assured display in the Cup final and he would have been mightily relieved to see Jesse Lingard fire in a dramatic late winner in the dying stages of extra-time. Rooney, lifting the trophy, shared the moment with Carrick, although he did drop the lid…
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Carrick has been an excellent and loyal servant for United for the past ten years.
It was fitting that his time at United ended on a high note. After all, he has been providing them ever since he joined the club in 2006.
The gesture was a lovely one by Rooney and the hope is now that Carrick is able to flourish in pastures new. He will undoubtedly receive a rapturous welcome if he was ever to return to Old Trafford.