Jose Mourinho (R) and Rui Faria (L) on the touchline. 'He is one of the very best.
The club captain will become an important figure in the coaching staff, and thanked the manager for the chance to become that.
Addressing the fans, Carrick added: "I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone for their support over the years, it's been unbelievable".
Those were the days when, for instance, Mourinho poked Guardiola's assistant Tito Vilanova in the eye during a Spanish Super Cup game and goaded the normally mild-mannered Catalonian into a rare and obscene outburst in the Madrid press room. 'I have to make the decisions but of course my assistants have an opinion and he will participate in every aspect'.
Luke Shaw was the first player off the United bench on the hour, and it might well be the final time that the left-back is seen in a Red Shirts shirt as speculation surrounding his futures gathers pace.
Speaking post-match, Mourinho provided injury updates on Lukaku and Martial, amid fears both could miss the FA Cup final.
"Martial is injured. He was injured on Friday, yesterday he couldn't train". He had treatment in the morning at the training ground and he stayed away [today]. "I bear in mind being on the Gamers" Awards dinner the opposite evening and on the large TV display you noticed the trophies that he'd gained and even I did not realise he'd gained that many!
Asked if he would be at Vicarage Road next season he was upbeat. "You see some images of me talking with the coach", Pogba told beIN SPORTS.
"I'm sure the owner will try to improve the level of the squad and the team, try to improve the position in the table".