Carrick named new Manchester United captain

Manchester United has unveiled its new captain for the 2017-18 season, following the departure of Wayne Rooney.

Rooney this week signed with the club where it all started for the England legend, Everton, putting pen to paper on a two-year deal with the Merseyside club.

Michael Carrick has been anointed the club’s new captain. The 35-year-old has made 479 Premier League appearances for United, after crossing from Tottenham in 2006.

He has spent 11 years at Old Trafford, winning five Premier League titles, three league Cups, an FA Cup, a Champions League, a Europa League title and a FIFA Club World Cup title.

“It feels great. It’s such a huge honour to captain such a great club. It’s my twelfth year now and I came as a 25-year-old and never thought I could be here this long and be able to achieve so much,” Carrick told the club’s website.

“To now try and lead the boys and look after the young boys, to try and guide them in some way, is a nice thing to be. It’s a real pleasure.

“I came to this club as a footballer and I’m now a huge fan. I’ve grown to love this club over the years and to be in this position is very special for me.”

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