Michael Carrick will sign a new one-year contract extension with Manchester United next week, according to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone.
Carrick is out of contract at Man United and it looked like his ten-year spell at Old Trafford was coming to an end.
The 34-year-old shared the lifting of the FA Cup with Wayne Rooney at the end of the 2015/16 season and it was seen as a symbolic gesture ahead of an expected departure.
Looks like Michael Carrick will be staying @ManUtd. One year deal should be concluded in next week or so.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) June 2, 2016
But new United boss Jose Mourinho seems to have offered Carrick the chance to extend his stay at the club.
You would think that Carrick would be the sort of player that Mourinho likes. The veteran is intelligent, calm in possession and he uses the ball in an economical way.
Of course, Carrick isn’t getting any younger and he may have to pick and choose his moments to play next season, in the same way that Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes did towards their careers at United.
But his experience and knowhow should prove invaluable as Mourinho looks to oversee a raft of changes at Old Trafford ahead of next season.