Wenger admits ‘regret’ at not signing Man United stalwart

Date published: Monday 5th June 2017 10:56

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that never being able to manage Michael Carrick is ‘one of his regrets’ in football.

The 35-year-old former Tottenham star has now won every trophy possible during his 11 years at Old Trafford after United lifted the Europa League last month.

Carrick has deservedly been handed a new one-year deal by Jose Mourinho and enjoyed a star-studded testimonial on Sunday.

Speaking before that game, Wenger admitted his admiration for the midfielder on Arsenal.com: “I give Michael my deepest congratulations for his testimonial. I think he deserves it hugely.

“I would say personally I’m an admirer of his career, of his quality.

“One of my regrets is never having had him as a player because I think he was one of the greatest players in English football.

“I believe as well that he did not always get the reward and the tribute, the recognition he deserved.

“But I’m an admirer of Michael and I wish him all the best for the future.”

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