Michael Carrick studying UEFA B Coaching licence for when playing career ends

by Sam Peoples

Michael Carrick is coming towards the end of his playing career but it looks like he intends to follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs into management.

The 33-year-old is now one of United’s most experienced players and with over 600 club appearances, including nearly 250 for United, he’s learned plenty over his career.

There’s no suggestion that Carrick is thinking about ending his career now but you do have to take into consideration the injuries he has had which take more of a toll on a player the older they get.

Carrick is a player renowned for his intelligence. Instead of lunging in for a tackle, the midfielder is more often than not in the right position to intercept the ball. From a deeper lying midfield role, Carrick has been very influential and given the success United have had since his arrival back in 2006, it’s safe to say his influence was positive.

It’s a long road yet for Carrick but like plenty of players including Giggs and Neville before him, he could step into management when his playing career ends.

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