Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
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Michael Carrick Given Guard Of Honour In Final Career Game

Michael Carrick Given Guard Of Honour In Final Career Game

The veteran midfielder's neat pass late in the first half found Juan Mata, who then found Marcus Rashford, with the England striker poking home what proved to be the victor.

"Sergio Romero is another one; he's still trying to get a position in the World Cup so it's for them, it's for Michael [Carrick]".

For his final game, Carrick walked onto the field with his two children into a guard of honour formed by both teams.

Even at the age of 36, the Englishman was unflustered in possession, recycling the ball and spreading play easily.

"It's been a tough week for everyone at the club".

"I have a lot of memories to cherish, some I'll never forget, especially of this place".

United record a 1-0 win against Watford on the final day of the Premier League season as they finished a distant second behind runaway champions Manchester City.

Faria has followed Mourinho around as his No.2 for the last 17 years - joining him at Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.


Mourinho dug him out after the game, souring an already rocky relationship. Mourinho has not had a major job without his trusted lieutenant, and this adds an extra challenge into the mix for the off-season.

"We wanted to win the title, but the season wasn't bad".

It was an easy-going, end-of-season, nothing game where Watford fans were vocal throughout and United fans became livelier as the game went on.

But one person who was missing from the starting XI and the list of substitutes was Anthony Martial.

Martial was at Old Trafford today, but left three hours before kick off. MUTV have said that Martial is injured, although that might not be the whole story.

Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez started up top for United and it was the academy graduate that struck the game's solitary goal in the 34th minute.

But the 42-year-old announced on Sunday that he would move on after next week's FA Cup final against the Blues as he attempts to forge a career as a head coach.

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