Michael Carrick says he will not play for another English club when he finally leaves Manchester United.
The 35-year-old’s contract expires this summer and he is expected to hang up his boots after 11 years at Old Trafford which have seen him win five Premier League titles and make 385 appearances, scoring 24 goals.
Newcastle-born Carrick has been linked with a return to his home-town club, but he says that “has now passed”.
“No, I think that has passed now,” said Carrick in MOTD magazine when asked about the Newcastle rumours.
“When I was a kid I was supporting Newcastle, I dreamt one day I would do but I count myself very fortunate to have played for Manchester United for so long.
“It is just one of those things where you cannot have everything. If and when I finish at Manchester United, that will probably be it I think.
“I am not getting ahead of myself, I have been here for so long and I have enjoyed it, I will not be playing for another club in England that is for sure.
“We will see what happens, I have not really got any plans past this, I am just enjoying how it is at the minute.”