Manchester United will be facing the end of an era situation as they will be without Ferguson in the touchline from here on in. The Scot has been an influential figure at the club for the last quarter of a century. He has managed to get them to several titles over the years, but he will now be stepping down to give way to Everton manager David Moyes. Ahead of the final match for Ferguson, midfielder Michael Carrick has said that the club is ready to move on. Carrick has been one of the impressive players for United this season.
He was nominated in the PFA awards, while he managed to win the Manchester United player of the year award. He will be captaining the team in the final match of Sir Alex Ferguson. Over the course of his regime at Old Trafford, Ferguson has built and dismantled several teams that have gone on to win titles. It is viewed by many as one of the greatest achievements by any manager in the world. As a result of Manchester city’s loss against Norwich in the final game, Manchester United have won the title with a 11 point advantage. This is the record 20th league title for the club.
“We have to move forward. We’ll have a nice rest in the summer and start again on 3 July when we report back for training. It’s a bit funny in the dressing room because of the situation. We’ve thanked the manager for everything he’s done and he’s thanked us. The manager wanted to win but with the job we’ve done this season, I’m sure he can retire very satisfied. We’re looking forward to it. We’ve had enough time to digest the title celebrations,” said Carrick ahead of the match with West Brom on the final day.