Manchester United open talks with Michael Carrick over new deal – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United have opened talks with Michael Carrick about extending his stay at Old Trafford, according to ESPN.

He’s been at the club since 2006 and with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season, speculation over his future has continued to grow.

The 35-year-old has been a vital player at Old Trafford this season and reports claim Man United were ready to offer him a one-year extension.

Carrick’s first-team chances have been limited this season, but Mourinho previously claimed he’d feature much more often if he wasn’t in the latter stages of his career.

He’s fought his way into the team and features regularly across all competitions with Mourinho set to take him into his 11th season at Old Trafford.

Carrick has played a key role in our recent 20-game unbeaten run in the Premier League and is set to enjoy his testimonial at the end of the season.

There’s no doubt that if Mourinho had taken over at the club when Carrick was in his best form, he’d have easily cemented his place in the side, as many failed to recognise what he truly had to offer until it was too late.

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