Manchester United’s Michael Carrick rejects big-money move to China – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Michael Carrick has rejected a big-money move to China in order to stay and fight for a new deal at Manchester United, according to reports.

Carrick was said to be the subject of an offer worth £6m-a-year from the Chinese Super League but The Sun on Sunday claim that the veteran midfielder would prefer to stay in the Premier League.

Carrick, whose contract expires in the summer, has suffered a few niggling injuries over the course of the campaign but Louis van Gaal has generally used him when fit.

The likes of Jackson Martinez and Ramires have moved to China in recent months following huge investment in the league there but Carrick will not be joining them.

The 34-year-old’s performance levels have declined this term but it is generally the case that when he plays well, United play well.

With United firmly in transition, it would be beneficial for Carrick to stay with the squad and offer the youngster’s coming through invaluable advice and tutelage.

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