Carrick’s contract at Man United expires in the summer and he is yet to be offered a new deal.
The 34-year-old entered the pitch prior to United’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth on Tuesday with his children, something Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand also did prior to their departures, which has helped fuel speculation the veteran midfielder has played his final game in front of United’s home fans.
Carrick enjoyed a good display against Bournemouth and has been a brilliant player for United over the years but at 34 he’s now in the twilight of his career and it looks like the right time for him to step aside.
United are said to be looking at younger options in midfield, with Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Mario the latest player linked with a move, and Carrick’s time at the club is seemingly coming to an end.
Everton, West Ham, Newcastle and Arsenal are said to be among the clubs interested in Carrick if he does become available.
Carrick has served United with distinction during his ten years at the club and he should be hailed as a vital figure in one of the club’s most successful ever periods. It has been a shame to see his United career fizzle out in the way it has but hopefully he can end it on a high note with a win in the FA Cup final on Saturday.