Michael Carrick hopeful but unsure of new Manchester United contract

by Sam Peoples

Michael Carrick is yet to hear whether he will be part of Jose Mourinho’s plans at Manchester United next season.

The veteran 34-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer and reports have suggested he will be given a one-year contract extension to stay at the club.

However, Carrick remains unsure of his future but hopes to have it resolved next week.

When questioned on his United future while out in Monaco watching the F1 Grand Prix, Carrick responded: “I’m not sure exactly the situation on who he’s bringing in or anything like that just yet but we’ll have to wait and see on that one.

“For me, I’m hopeful [of a new contract]. No news as of yet but we’ll have to wait and see what happens next week.”

Carrick might want to stay but in my opinion it’s the right time for him to leave, especially after the FA Cup win. He’s had a glittering career at United but anybody can see he can’t cope with the full blooded nature of the Premier League any more. He’s not the midfielder he was in his prime and that comes as no surprise given he is now 34.

I think letting Carrick go, buying a new centre-back and pushing Daley Blind into midfield will suit United better next season. Will that happen? Well, Michael wants a new contract but it is all down to whether Mourinho wants him in his plans.

If Mourinho doesn’t want Carrick, there’s only way one for him to go and that’s out the exit door.

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