Man Utd Enter Talks with £80k-a-week Key Player

Manchester United are reportedly ready to enter talks with midfielder Michael Carrick over a one-year contract extensions – with the aim of more first team football next season and possibility of a future coaching role.

The 34-year-old midfielder has remained a key player of United’s squad despite the signings of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger last summer.

The England international is out of contract in the summer but sources close to the club have revealed that Red Devil’s manager Louis van Gaal and assistant manager Ryan Giggs have recommended that the club tie their second longest-service player to a new deal.

The managers believe that Carrick can still do a job for the first-team next season but he’d then move into coaching position after that.

Besides, the midfielder has also revealed he has no intension on moving on as he is set to prepare to celebrate a decade at Old Trafford this summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It’s something I can be proud of, to play for this great club for so long and have some success here – but hopefully there’s still a lot more to come.

“I’m just trying to enjoy my football. Being injured for the last month has been frustrating. At this time of my career, I just want to be out there with the boys playing games and enjoying my football. As long as I feel fit and feel I can do a job, we’ll see how it goes.

“I’ve been here for so long and said it so many times, it’s such a great place to come and work every day. I’m lucky to be in this position and don’t take that for granted, even after being here for so long.

“Hopefully it can carry on for some time yet. I love it here. I’ve always said I love it here and that’s never changed.

“Everything comes to an end at some point, especially a football career, but you can’t set a time on it really. It depends on how your body is and certain circumstances.

“For me personally, I couldn’t set a time on it. I’m enjoying it and seeing what’s around the corner and looking forward to that.”
The 34-year-old joined United 10 years ago after completing a £18.6 million signing from Tottenham.

He has won five Premier League titles and the Champion League with Manchester United.

Meanwhile, the midfielder who turns 35 in June, has attracted interest from clubs in the US, including New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy, and could move to the MLS in the summer if he fails to sign a new deal with the Red Devils.