Manchester United have announced that Michael Carrick will be the team’s new captain, following the exit of previous captain Wayne Rooney. 

Carrick, 35, is the club’s longest-serving player, having joined in 2006, and replaces Wayne Rooney in the role after his move to Everton.

“It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club,” Carrick told MUTV.

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“I never thought I could be here for so long and achieve so much. I have grown to love the club over the years and to be in this position is very special.”

He added: “I will speak when I need to speak, but I am quite laid back and chilled out really. I will try to lead by example.”

He has played 459 times for the club, winning five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.