Ray Wilkins tells Man United star to join Newcastle this summer

Ray Wilkins believes that Michael Carrick should consider a move to Newcastle United in the summer transfer window

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick Photo: The Sport Review

Ray Wilkins has told Michael Carrick to quit Manchester United and sign for Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

The veteran midfielder’s future at Old Trafford has been a source of speculation in recent weeks as he approaches the end of his one-year contract at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho made tying down Carrick to a new short-term deal one of his first moves as Manchester United manager last summer but it remains to be seen whether the midfielder will still be at the club next summer.

Now, former Chelsea coach Wilkins has urged Carrick to move to newly-promoted Newcastle to get regular playing time.

Wilkins told Sky Sports News HQ on Tuesday: “He should go to Newcastle and play in front of 55,000 week in, week out.”

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Manchester United missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League in Mourinho’s first season at the club as they ended up in sixth place in the table.

Carrick signed for Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur back in 2006, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge at the club.

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