Carrick's long and illustrious career will draw to a close when the Premier League season concludes and his move into coaching is something he did not expect to do a few years ago.
"With my experience you don't titles with inconsistency. The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good".
However, United boss Jose Mourinho lambasted his players for basking in the glory of coming from 2-0 down to beat City 3-2 last weekend.
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When asked about the England worldwide, Mourinho said: "If I was you, I would go in another direction".
"I know that you don't want to read anything after a defeat like this one, that any comments made after the game sound like hollow words", he wrote on his blog.
"We were masters in complication". Players didn't play simple. Six years later, the finale was much more underwhelming, with Rodriguez nodding in from a corner to silence the majority of Old Trafford and set up one of the most surprising wins of the season.
"That doesn't make me feel super happy and in my opinion affected for sure some of the people that was too happy".
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"They always had time to organise themselves".
"When we have the ball, we want to run with the ball, we want to dribble, and everything was complicated and probably in our best period where we were moving the ball better and the team was thinking faster and the team had more width was when they scored".
The Portuguese manager said that City deserved their title and he had offered them his congratulations after the derby win.
"I don't know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulated them face to face when I had the chance", Mourinho said.
It was a familiar problem for Guardiola, who had watched United come from two goals down to beat City and deny them the title last weekend.
However, the Gunners now risk the ignominy of finishing the season seventh behind Burnley after a fifth consecutive away league defeat as they lost 2-1 at Newcastle on Sunday.
City did not lose a game until January - against Liverpool - and drew just twice until that memorable clash at Anfield, while smashing five past Liverpool at the Etihad early in the season, as they stunned opposition, supporters and critics alike with their performances.