Carrick may retire if Manchester United doesn’t want him

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If Michael Carrick doesn’t get a new deal with Manchester United, he may just up and quit the sport.

That’s a bit dramatic, but also true. The 35-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move back home to Newcastle in the past, but doesn’t see the allure in playing for another club.

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Carrick has been with Manchester United since leaving Spurs in 2006, and has made nearly 450 appearances for the Red Devils in winning five Premier League titles and a Champions League crown.

So if he’s not offered by United? From The Daily Mirror:

“I probably would say, ‘Yes, that would be it.’ I’ve had such a time here that I don’t think I’d go ­elsewhere.

“I understand I’m not going to play every game and I haven’t really got a problem with that, but I need to be playing enough.”

We have a feeling Jose Mourinho will have a use for Carrick beyond this year, if the midfielder wants it.

The quotes were released on the day Carrick announced a testimonial game at Old Trafford in June, where the midfielder will take the field along with Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard, Edwin van der Sar, Frank Lampard, and Micahel Owen.