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Michael Carrick Spotted Starting Man Utd Chants In The Away Stand vs Burnley

Michael Carrick Spotted Starting Man Utd Chants In The Away Stand vs Burnley

It's not very often a player decides to join fans in the stands, but Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick enjoyed his time at Turf Moor this afternoon.

Carrick, who is set to retire at the end of the season, was spotted singing with the away support during United's Premier League tie against Burnley, even starting chants on several occasions.

Manchester United's official Twitter account posted the following video of Carrick standing with his arms aloft:

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Shortly after Anthony Martial's goal gave United an important win over Burnley on Saturday afternoon, Carrick shared his delight on Twitter.

The former England international revealed that it was his son's first game in the away stand:

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Back in November last year, Carrick explained the reason why he has been absent from the Manchester United squad for over two months.

The 36-year old, who signed a one-year extension in May this year and had a testimonial to recognise his efforts for the club, was appointed club captain following the departure of Wayne Rooney.

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However, he has only made a solitary appearance this season - that coming in the Carabao Cup against Burton Albion back on 20 September.

In a statement released on his official social media channels, the England international has revealed that after the win at Old Trafford, a series of tests found that he had an irregular heartbeat - leading to him having minor heart surgery.

The statement reads: "I just want to clear up my situation as I've had quite a few people asking if I'm OK and why I haven't been fit over the last couple of months.

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"After feeling strange during the second half of the Burton game in September, I underwent a series of tests. It turned out to be due to an irregular heart rhythm which has been fully investigated and I had a procedure called a cardiac ablation. I had to build up training steadily whilst being monitored closely but I feel fine now.

"I would like to reassure everyone that I'm healthy and back training hard with the team. I'm building up my fitness and aiming to be back in contention for selection soon

Carrick says he "felt strange" during the 4-1 win and was then required to have a procedure called a 'Cardiac ablation'.

The treatment has been successful, and after gradually building up his fitness, the former West Ham and Tottenham midfielder says he "feels fine" now and is back training with the squad as normal. He also says he is "aiming to be back in contention" soon.

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Topics: Football News, News, Football, Manchester United, Michael Carrick, Burnley

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Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.