After serving Manchester United since 2004, Wayne Rooney made his departure to Everton this past weekend. In a statement to the Press Association, Rooney said "It is some time since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened".
On Tuesday, United announced that the 35-year-old Michael Carrick will replace Rooney as captain. Joining the Premier League club in 2006, Carrick has made 459 appearances for United. He has also won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League with his club, says BBC Sport. Earlier this year, he signed a contract extension, committing to the club until June 2018.
Carrick told MUTV that: "It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club.
"I never thought I could be here for so long and achieve so much. I have grown to love the club over the years and to be in this position is very special.
"I will speak when I need to speak, but I am quite laid back and chilled out really. I will try to lead by example," he added.