Tim Sherwood makes sensational claim about future of Man United man

Tim Sherwood believes that Manchester City could swoop for Michael Carrick in January

Tim Sherwood believes that Michael Carrick could end up swapping Manchester United for rivals Manchester City in the January transfer window.

The midfielder has found his first-team opportunities at Old Trafford few and far between this season as the Red Devils continue to adapt to life under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Carrick’s future at Old Trafford was an intense source of speculation before Mourinho’s appointment at the club.

The veteran midfielder had been linked with a move away from the club in the summer before Mourinho arrived and the Red Devils offered him a new one-year contract, which he promptly signed.

However, former Tottenham Hotspur manager feels that Carrick would fit the mould for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and believes that the former England international could end up being a target for the Citizens in the new year.

Sherwood is quoted as saying by The Daily Star: “Michael Carrick is the first name on a Premier League team sheet in my opinion.

“Man City are crying out for a Michael Carrick. They play with Fernando or Fernandinho in there. They are good at what they do but they can’t do what he can do.

“When Pep Guardiola was at Barcelona, he had Sergio Busquets doing that. He had Xabi Alonso doing that at Bayern Munich. Michael Carrick is a replica of them players and if Man United don’t want him, Man City will buy him in January.”

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