Carrick in line for new Man Utd contract

Manchester United are set to activate a one-year extension to the contract of midfielder Michael Carrick, who they hope to keep beyond the summer when his current deal expires, reports the Daily Mail.

The 33-year-old has been a key player in the club’s recent upturn in form, with a series of fine individual performances helping them to seven wins in the eight Premier League matches he has started this season, results which have seen United move from mid-table to third place and harbouring hopes of a title challenge.

After eight and-a-half years at Old Trafford, Carrick is happy to continue playing for United, having expressed a desire to stay beyond the end of this season. Manager Louis van Gaal also wants to keep him, while former boss Sir Alex Ferguson recently hailed the former West Ham United and Tottenham man as ‘the best English player around’.

During his stay at United, Carrick has helped to win five Premier League titles, two League Cups, the Champions League and the World Club Championship. Continuously a first-team regular, he has scored 21 goals in 368 appearances.

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