Reports: Manchester United to seal the deal for midfielder next week

Reports: Manchester United to seal the deal for midfielder next week


Michael Carrick on the verge of putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal at Manchester United, according to reports from the Daily Mail

Carrick has been a wonderful servant to Manchester United since joining the club from Tottenham Hotspur back in the summer of 2006 and was crucial in helping the Red Devils achieve dominance of English football for nearly a decade.

However, it looked like Carrick’s stay at United would come to an end this summer as the midfielder had not been awarded an extension to his contract which is set to expire in June.

Carrick set for United stay

Following three seasons of struggle, United are looking to go through an overhaul of their squad and it was believed that Carrick would be one of the players set to depart due to his advancing years.

In a surprise turnaround though, the Daily Mail report that United are ready to keep hold of Carrick and have offered the former West Ham star a one year extension.

New United boss Jose Mourinho is keen on retaining the services of an experienced player such as Carrick and has instructed the club hierarchy to offer the 34-year-old a new deal.

Carrick is understandably happy to stay put at Old Trafford and the reports state that the confirmation of the extension will be done within the next week.