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13th Apr 2017

Manchester United fans were all in agreement about Michael Carrick’s performance against Anderlecht

Pulling the strings...

Robert Redmond

Michael Carrick could play until he’s 40 judging by his performance against Anderlecht.

Carrick was the best player on the pitch as Manchester United recorded a 1-1 draw in Belgium in their Europa League quarter-final tie.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored United’s only goal on the night.

But Leander Dendoncker equalised for the home side with five minutes to go.

United’s away goal gives them a slight advantage for the return leg at Old Trafford, but Jose Mourinho’s team will be disappointed to let their lead slip.

Before Anderlecht’s goal, United had been comfortable, and Carrick was running the game.

The 35-year-old midfielder is out of contract in the summer, and is due to play a testimonial for the club at the end of the season.

With no word on a new deal, it looks as though he’ll depart Old Trafford after 11 successful years.

Carrick showed United what they will be missing when he does eventually leave with his performance against Anderlecht, and impressed United fans watching at home.

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