Red Devils recognise importance of Englishman to the team’s chances of success going forward.
Premier League champions Manchester United are set to offer midfield player Michael Carrick a new two-year contract to extend the Englishman’s stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of this season, according to reports in the Guardian.
The 32-year-old has been with the Red Devils now since June 2006 when Carrick was signed from Tottenham Hotspur for £16 million by previous United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, the Premier League giants normally operate a policy whereby players in their thirties coming towards the end of their deals at the Theatre of Dreams are only offered rolling one-year contracts to remain in the north west.
But it is thought that new United manager David Moyes is keen to make an exception in Carrick’s case due to both the player’s outstanding recent injury record – regardless of the fact that the Englishman has just picked up an Achilles’ tendon problem that will keep the midfielder out of action for up to six weeks – as well as his impressive form in the centre of the park of late, and especially since the Scot replaced Ferguson at the club this season.
In total, Carrick has scored 21 goals for United in his 333 matches for the club in all competitions.