Manchester United have confirmed Michael Carrick will be the new club captain next season.
The midfielder will take over from Wayne Rooney, who picked up the captain’s armband in 2014 and recently completed a move to Everton.
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) July 11, 2017
He signed a one-year contract extension at United in the summer, however, his future after June 2018 remains to be seen.
Jose Mourinho was keen to keep hold of the 35-year-old but and was upset he didn’t take over while the Englishman was younger, but still believes he’s a brilliant influence to some of the youngsters.
Here’s what Carrick had to say about the honour: “It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club.
“It is my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old. I never thought I could be here for so long and achieve so much.
“Now, to lead the boys and look after the young boys, to guide them in some ways, it is a nice thing and a real pleasure. I came to this club as a footballer and I am now a huge fan. I have grown to love the club over the years and to be in this position is very special for me.”
He’s played fewer games recently but he’s still got a massive influence in the dressing room and will know how to guide the player.