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Manchester United international admits he has no idea whether the club still wants him

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has admitted that he doesn’t know whether he features in the club’s plans.

The deep-lying playmaker, whose contract comes to an end this summer, has expressed his desire to know whether the club still want him and insisted that he retains a desire to represent the club beyond the end of the season.

“I am not sure yet to be honest,” the England international began, speaking to the media [via The Guardian] when asked about his future. “I haven’t heard anything just at the moment, no.

“Hopefully [I will] some time soon,” he continued. “I have been here a long time, I have had some great times here [since 2006] and I love the club”

“It’s a great place to play. Playing games like against [Manchester] City keeps you having that buzz and enthusiasm to play for longer.

“I am not making a big deal of it, to be honest. I will just have to wait and see what happens. I am quite relaxed about it.”

Carrick deserves credit for having retained a key role in the United squad this season despite increasing competition for the central midfield berths.

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The likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Daley Blind all provide competition in the heart of the park, but Carrick has still managed to make 22 appearances in the Premier League, albeit during a tricky season for the Red Devils.

Currently 34, Carrick may be coming to the end of his career, but he is still trusted by coach Louis van Gaal, and was one of United’s key men in Sunday’s derby victory over Manchester City, demonstrating that he still has the quality to make a difference at the elite end of competition.

 

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