BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United midfielder Carrick to retire
Manchester United veteran Michael Carrick will hang up his boots at the end of 2017-18, saying "your body tells you it's time to stop".
Michael Carrick will call time on his professional career at the end of this season, the Manchester United and England midfielder has confirmed.
The 36-year-old club captain has featured sparingly for United this season, having been sidelined earlier in the campaign due to a heart scare.
He returned to action last month but, speaking at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Champions League last-16 match against Sevilla, Carrick confirmed the current campaign will be his last.
"There comes a time when as much as you don't like, your body tells you it's time to stop playing football," he said.
"That's pretty much where I'm at, which is fine."
In January, United boss Jose Mourinho said he expected Carrick to retire at the end of 2017-18 and join the Old Trafford coaching staff – a move the player himself acknowledges as his likely next step.
"It's kind of being sorted out, we're still talking about it to be honest. But it's looking likely, yeah."