Michael Carrick was seen cheering for his side during the Premier League encounter against Burnley at Turf Moor.
The club legend was surprisingly amongst the United fans in the away section of the stadium, as he saw his side winning the tie 1-0 to maintain their second position in the Premier League table.
Carrick was accompanied by his son, as he cheered for the team along with the away fans, which was indeed a special moment. He thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the experience, as he was seen chanting along with the supporters and celebrating United’s goal.
The official Twitter handle of the club posted a video of Carrick with the away fans.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 20, 2018
Carrick then acknowledged his presence on Twitter, by posting: “My little man made his debut in the away end today. He was all over it. Please can we come next week Dad?”
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) January 20, 2018
Carrick has missed almost the entire season with an irregular heart rhythm, and has featured in just one game so far. He is on his way to full fitness, though, and has been training with the squad off late.
The former England international will be hoping to play some games in his final season at the club, before he continues on at Old Trafford by joining the coaching staff after his contract expires at the end of the season.
United managed another clean sheet, as they hung on to earn a gritty hard-fought victory against Burnley. Anthony Martial scored the side’s lone goal via a brilliant Romelu Lukaku assist. The Mancunian club next faces a trip to Yeovil Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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