Photo: Michael Carrick posts nostalgic tweet from West Ham days

Manchester United's Michael Carrick

The Manchester United star won the FA Youth Cup with West Ham in 1999.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is coming toward the end of his illustrious career in the game. The English midfielder of course made his breakthrough at West Ham United. The Geordie joined West Ham in 1997 before a spell at Tottenham before joining Manchester United ten years ago.

In 1999 he won the FA Youth Cup with West Ham, thrashing Coventry City 9-0 on aggregate in a team that also included Joe Cole.

Manchester United's Michael CarrickManchester United's Michael Carrick

Now the 35-year-old is hoping to see the young players at Manchester United, some of which were not born when Carrick won the Youth Cup, do the same.

He posted this picture on Twitter earlier today – showing the West Ham players from that side when they lifted the trophy:

Carrick has recently played a major role in the improved form of Manchester United under Jose Mourinho and appears to be ageless at 35.

West Ham, as a club, will be pleased to see just how far he has come on since that Youth Cup triumph.

Manchester United fans will be hoping they have a potential future Carrick in their current under-18 side.

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