Manchester United will waste no time in preparing for the future under David Moyes, Michael Carrick has said, with the midfielder insisting they are ready for life after Sir Alex Ferguson, BBC
Ferguson brought the curtain down on his long and illustrious career after the final game of the Premier League season, a 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion in which Carrick captained the side in the absence of the team’s regular skippers. Carrick revealed that having had a few weeks to come to terms with the idea of someone other than Ferguson managing the team next season, the players are eager to begin the new era.
“We have to move forward,” Carrick said, adding: “We’re ready to move on and there are new challenges for all of us. We’re looking forward to it. We’ve had enough time to digest the title celebrations, the news about the manager and [Paul Scholes] retiring. We have to move forward.”
Carrick added that Ferguson wanted to end the season with a win – and United were leading the Baggies 5-2 with 10 minutes to play – but the England international feels Ferguson will nevertheless be content with his final campaign. “ The manager wanted to win but with the job we’ve done this season, I’m sure he can retire very satisfied,” Carrick said.
Ferguson ends his managerial career as a Premier League title winner, his 13th in total, clinching the trophy ahead of defending champions and local rivals Manchester City by 11 points, having lost out on goal difference to City a year ago.
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