Jose Mourinho hints Man United man will sign new deal

Michael Carrick could extend his stay at Manchester United beyond next summer, hints Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has hinted that Michael Carrick will sign a new contract with Manchester United beyond the end of this season.

Carrick committed his future to the Red Devils earlier this year upon Mourinho’s arrival at the club when he put pen to paper on a new one-year deal at Old Trafford.

The veteran midfielder has found his first-team opportunities somewhat limited this term but appears to be set to force his way back into contention.

The 35-year-old started Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday, although that was only his second Premier League start of the season.

However, Mourinho appears to have been impressed by Carrick’s input and has hinted that he could sign a new deal beyond the summer.

Speaking in an interview with United’s website, Carrick said: “Michael is 35 years old. With such an intense game he was having some cramps in the last period, which is normal. It is very sad to know that time flies for every one of us.

“He is such a fantastic player and it is a pity, I always loved him, but instead of being his manager when he was 25 I am his manager when he is 35.

“We have a good understanding. We know when he can play. We know when he is ready and when he needs a rest. I am still having Michael Carrick and probably for one more season. That’s life.”

Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season.

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The Red Devils have not won the title since 2013.

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