Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that club captain Michael Carrick will start their last Premier League match against Watford at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old, who announced that he will retire from professional football this summer, is expected to join Mourinho’s backroom staff immediately.

Carrick has only featured one Premier League game this season but is set to feature against the Hornets this weekend.

The England international has not featured for United since February when he captained his side to a 2-0 FA Cup win over Huddersfield.

“He will start the last match. Old Trafford, last match of the Premier League. Our captain in front of our fans, he will start the match against Watford,” Mourinho told reporters.

“The most important quality is to be a man, M-A-N, capitals, a proper man and football is not full of them and not just football, society is not full of them, so when you find one of them you have to value and you have to keep and in this case it is not about me, it is about the club.”

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Carrick, who joined United in 2006 from Tottenham, spent four months on the sidelines earlier this season due to an irregular heart rhythm.

The former West Ham United midfielder has scored 24 goals in 463 appearances for the Red Devils.

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