From his early days at West Ham right up to his retirement this summer, Carrick was a safe pair of hands in the middle of the pitch – and is now to transfer his success to coaching.
How old is Michael Carrick?
A TALL, rangy and athletic central midfielder, Carrick was a key cog in Sir Alex Ferguson's dominant United side of the late 2000's.
Since hanging up his boots at the end of last season, he's been part of the Red Devils coaching staff and served as No2 to Jose Mourinho since the summer.
Born in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear in 1981, Carrick is 37 years old.
Is he the new Man Utd manager?
MANCHESTER UNITED have sacked Jose Mourinho, ending his two-and-a-half year reign at the club.
Carrick will lead training for the next two days but is not being considered to take charge in the interim.
Now looking for their fourth manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, United are desperate to find the right man this time around as they look to re-assert their dominance over English football.
United will outsource for a temporary boss and embark on a thorough recruitment process to find a replacement for Mourinho, who leaves with immediate effect.
A statement from the club read: "A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
Carrick has been No2 at the club since the summer, but despite his senior role United will look elsewhere in the short term.
Who did England midfielder play for?
THE former England midfielder is originally from the North East but began his career at West Ham.
Following spells at Swindon and Birmingham during his early years, he established himself as a promising up-and-coming player at Upton Park before a switch to Spurs.
His excellent performances in the 2006 season led to Manchester United making their move, bringing Carrick to Old Trafford for £18million.
He went on to make over 300 appearances for the Red Devils over 12 years, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008.
And over a 13-year period he earned 34 caps for England – although he didn't manage to find the net in a Three Lions shirt.
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