​Carrick named new United captain


Michael Carrick has been named Manchester United’s new captain following Wayne Rooney’s departure.

The midfielder who has made 479 Premier League appearances and has 34 England caps to his name, was revealed as the club’s new captain in a tweet posted on the club’s official account.

Carrick has claimed the Champions League, FA Cup and FIFA Club World Cup during an illustrious career and hosted his testimonial last month to celebrate his 11 years at the club.

The 35-year-old, a five-time Premier League winner with the United, joined from Tottenham in July 2006 and has been a key figure in the club’s success, securing a host of silverware during his 11 years at Old Trafford.

Speaking of his delight on becoming club captain, he told MUTV: “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.

“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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