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- December 13, 2016
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Manchester United are reportedly set to offer Michael Carrick another year extension at the club.
The player’s time at Old Trafford would hit 12 years with the new deal. Coach Jose Mourinho has not played Carrick as much this term but is willing to keep the Red Devils veteran for yet another year.
The current contract lapses by June – a month before the 36th birthday of the player. Carrick hinted that his time at Man United could be over at the end of this season, but the Portuguese tactician decided to keep him for another year.
“Michael is 35 years old and it is very sad to know that time flies for everyone of us. He is such a fantastic player and I’ve always loved him.
“It is just a pity instead of being his manager when he was 25, I am his manager when he is 35. But I am lucky I’ve still got Michael Carrick – and probably for one more season,” Mourinho revealed.
Since joining United in the summer of 2006 from Tottenham Hotspur for £18 million, the former Three Lions star has been active until he dropped in the pecking order at the club. The player has lifted five Premier League titles, aside many other titles, during his stay at United. One game that the fans would easily remember him for would be the 2008 Champions League final against Chelsea. Carrick scored a penalty kick during a shootout in Moscow in 2008.
Carrick is believed to be one player that brings out the best in Paul Pogba – United’s summer record buy. United played a disappointing 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday and they keep drifting further apart from the rest of the title contenders this term.