Michael Carrick’s lack of gametime causing interest from three Midlands clubs – report

by Harry Robinson

Having played just one game this season, Manchester United club captain Michael Carrick is drawing interest from a trio of Midlands clubs.

Carrick was named Man United captain after the departure of Wayne Rooney to Everton this summer, and is the only remaining member of the 2008 UEFA Champions League–Premier League double-winning side.

A great of the club, who had his testimonial at the start of last summer, Carrick signed a new deal to remain Old Trafford for one more season, but his role has been minimal.

Championship side Aston Villa, as well as Premier League clubs West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City, are looking at Carrick and the potential of bringing him to the Midlands. The Mirror, though, report that Carrick has interest, at this stage, in leaving Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old is played just one game this season, in the EFL cup against Burton Albion in a 4–1 victory. He’s been sidelined with an injury recently, but is set to return next week I was hoping for more game time in the coming weeks.

That’s unlikely, though, with Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini set to return soon, and young midfielder Scott McTominay impressing United manager Jose Mourinho recently.

Carrick’s role this season was always going to be smaller than ever before for the Englishman, but one game in the first three months of the season is perhaps even less gametime than he thought he’d get. That’s particularly true with United competing in the EFL Cup, Premier League and Champions League at this stage.

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