Michael Carrick’s future at Manchester United has been a subject of speculation for some time now.
The 34-year-old’s current deal with the club expires in the summer and until now it was not clear whether he will be offered a new deal by the club.
However, the latest comments from Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos suggest that Carrick has been offered a new deal by the Red Devils.
Carrick was a transfer target of the Australian outfit due to his close relationship with Glory skipper Richard Garcia. Both players were teammates during their time at West Ham and Garcia presided as the best man at Carrick’s wedding.
Now, it appears that both players won’t be reuniting anytime soon, as Perth Glory’s approach for the veteran midfielder has been turned down by United.
Football website FourFourTwo quotes Filopoulos as saying: “It was a long shot opportunity due to Richard Garcia’s relationship with Michael.”
“Perth was an option for Michael Carrick as he was going through what he was going to do in his career had he not landed a new signature with Manchester United.
“We understand he’s now secured an extension with Manchester United so that’s off the table.
“It’s certainly was an option to him and his family for lifestyle reasons.”
Carrick, who joined United in 2006, was also linked with a move to Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain. He made 42 appearances in all competitions for United last season and will be adding some more under Jose Mourinho next season.