Ferguson was also on boss Jose Mourinho's mind as he considered Carrick's contribution to United over the course of 464 appearances and five title-winning campaigns.
The Belgium global has been receiving treatment for an ankle injury at the Move to Cure clinic in Antwerp, missing the last three games including the team's 1-0 Premier League season-ending win over Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday.
"I'm looking to create more memories on the other side of the fence with Jose and his staff and bring success back to this club".
Marcus Rashford started up front and scored as United beat Watford on the last day of the Premier League season, in Michael Carrick's last game.
"On behalf of myself, a massive thank you to everyone for your support".
"This is an wonderful place to play football and it's the greatest club in the world".
In their two seasons together in England, relations have been more restrained than the occasional immoderacy that characterised their time as respective managers of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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With an FA Cup final against Chelsea to come, Mourinho is happy his players showed sufficient commitment to end the season on a positive note, although he does not think their achievements are "enough to celebrate".
Reports emerged that he had been seen driving away from the stadium in the hours before kick-off but Mourinho revealed a knee injury had kept him out.
"I don't think it (an immediate appointment) makes sense when Rui is leaving after 17 years".
"He was injured in the Friday training session and yesterday (Saturday) he couldn't train".
Mourinho confirmed striker Romelu Lukaku would return to training on Tuesday following ankle trouble, good news for the cup final, but was less certain about Martial's situation.
"But I am going to improve my staff in the performance level and in relation to the tactical work".