Michael Carrick Wants New Man United Deal

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Midfielder hopes for Old Trafford stay.

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is hoping to put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club, Sky Sports reports.

The England man’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but he has insisted that he wants to sign a new deal and prolong his stay at the club he arrived at from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.

He has been an increasingly influential figure at Old Trafford since making his debut, going on to play 328 times for the champions, and during his time has helped claim five titles.

“I’d love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club. It’s a fantastic club, I’ve had great times here,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I feel good at the moment, I’ve just turned 32 so I’ve got a bit of time yet.”

Carrick also went on to say that United are fully capable of turning their poor start to the season around, and whilst Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk has put them in a healthy position to qualify from their group, their domestic form has been a cause for criticism.

United head to Sunderland on Saturday on the back of their worst start to a domestic campaign since 1989.

Currently sat in the bottom half of the table, should United slump to defeat at the Stadium of Light it will be the first time they have lost three consecutive games in the Premier League since 2001.

“You have periods, whether it is through seasons or through years when things don’t quite go right,” he said.

“You just have to face it and find a way to get through it.

“You can’t hide and go under. You have to respond. That is what we will do.”

“Sometimes it is hard to put your finger on things,” he said.

“There are probably a number of reasons. If you don’t do enough things well in a game, then you lose it.

“I think we just get back to doing the right things, doing what we believe in. If we do that, in time we will be fine.”

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