Michael Carrick addressed the Manchester United supporters with an emotional farewell speech after his final game for the club.
Carrick was given a guard of honour ahead of the clash with Watford.
United’s captain lead the team with distinction, as his 50-yard pass to Juan Mata helped create United’s only goal of the day with Marcus Rashford finishing it up.
The former England midfielder was substituted with five minutes of normal time to play, and was duely given a standing ovation by the fans.
Carrick addressed the Old Trafford faithful after the game.
Here is every word he said;
“I think I’m going to keep this brief, I’ll keep it short,” he said.
“On behalf of the players, staff and manager we would like to thank you for your support. We have had our ups and downs but we finished.
“On behalf of myself I would like to say thank you for your support over the years, I’ve got a lot of memorIEs to cherish. It’s the greatest club in the world and I thank you for your support for the last 12 years.
“I have played football a bit longer than 12 years I want to say a massive thank you to my family and friends. A lot of sacrifices go in to making it as a footballer. I’m grateful for everything you’ve done for me, thank you.
“Lastly, It’s been a tough week for everyone at the club. Part of this family is Sir Alex and he’s had a tough week this week, I would just like to say I’m sure he appreciates all the support you have given him. All our thoughts and prayers are with him and we wish him a speedy recovery.
“We want to see him sitting back up there some time soon.
“It wasn’t the best from me but it tells me the time is right, I want to thank the manager for the opportunity it’s unbelievable for me, I look forward to learning and working closely with him. I’m sure he will teach me some things and we’ll have some success in the near future I’m sure.
“We will do everything we can next week to bring the FA Cup back here.”
Sir Alex Ferguson signed Carrick from Tottenham in 2016 for a fee in the region of £16m.
And he had gone on to win One Champions League, five Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 6 Community shields, 1 Europa League, and could double his FA Cup titles if United beat Chelsea in Sunday’s FA Cup final.
Carrick has already joined Mourinho’s backroom staff.