He hasn’t even retired yet, but Old Trafford already hosted a testimonial game to honour his 11 years at Manchester United. Arsene Wenger wasn’t the coach of any of the two teams, but talking to Arsenal’s official website he couldn’t have praised Michael Carrick more.
I give Michael my deepest congratulations for his testimonial. I think he deserves it hugely
the French manager said.
I would say personally I’m an admirer of his career, of his quality. One of my regrets is never having had him as a player because I think he was one of the greatest players in English football
the Arsenal manager went on, admitting that he wishes he had been given the chance to work with the Man United midfielder.
I believe as well that he did not always get the reward and the tribute, the recognition he deserved
Wenger added, saying something that someone could rather easily agree on. Last, the Frenchman had a wish for the 35-year-old United man.
I’m an admirer of Michael and I wish him all the best for the future
were the Frenchman’s words. Carrick recently signed a new one-year deal at United, securing a 12th season at the Old Trafford.