"There comes a time, wether you like it or you don't like it, that your body tells you it is time to stop playing football". As such, he's likely to take on a coaching role from next season - discussions are ongoing but "it's been kind of sorted out".
Jose Mourinho has already suggested the 36-year-old will be hanging up his boots, calling time on a marvellous playing career, but the Reds midfielder has now clarified this will be the case.
Carrick underwent a procedure earlier in the season to treat an irregular heart rhythm.
Carrick went on to confirm that a coaching role at United was "looking likely" as he plans for life without playing professional football for the first time in nearly 20 years.
It has always been expected that Carrick would hang up his boots at the end of the campaign - something the veteran confirmed on Monday, along with his intention to take up manager Mourinho's offer to join the coaching staff. We're still talking about it, to be honest, so there's nothing totally confirmed as yet. "It's something that you have got to accept".
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Also on the list were four former Catholic priests and former congressman Satur Ocampo, who said he would challenge any " terrorist " label.
He has said he will join the club's coaching staff.
"I wanted to finish on my own terms so I was determined to get back fit". "I am trying to help a lot more because I understand where I am at", he concluded. So far this season, the midfielder has been restricted to just four appearances because of cardiac arrhythmia.
It has been an illustrious career in the middle of the Old Trafford turf for Carrick since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, playing a whopping 436 matches in that time which has included 19 major trophies which has included five Premier League titles and two European trophies.