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What Michael Carrick did in the Man United away end at Burnley was just brilliant

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was in the away end at Turf Moor following Friday's news that he would be retiring at the end of the season.

The 36-year-old Englishman, who hasn't featured since experiencing an irregular heart rhythm in September, is expected to become a coach at Old Trafford upon hanging up his boots.

Carrick joined the Red Devils from Spurs in 2006 and has been spotted with the Man United away support on various occasions over the last couple of years.

Jose Mourinho's side beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to keep their lingering hopes alive of catching rivals Manchester City.

Anthony Martial continued his excellent form, scoring the only goal of the game with a sublime finish after excellent work from Romelu Lukaku.

It wasn't the most exciting Premier League match but the Man United fans were happy to welcome a special guest in the away end.

What Carrick did in the away end at Burnley

Watching the narrow 1-0 away win with his son, Carrick was given a warm reception from his fellow Manchester United supporters.

At one point, the travelling support urged the veteran midfielder to "give us a song" and he duly obliged.

To the delight of the Man United fans, Carrick started a popular chant which includes the words "why don't City f*** off home".

Carrick is back in full training and is expected to make his return to the first team soon.

"I remember coming to Old Trafford for the first time with West Ham, being excited and thinking: ‘This is what it’s like at the top. Imagine playing here every week,’" Carrick said ahead of his testimonial match last summer.

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"Some of the characters in the United team at that time were people I had looked up to since being a kid. I just remember the intensity of the games against United; they were a different level."

Carrick has won five Premier League winners medals, one FA Cup, three League Cups, a Europa League and the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford.

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