Bryan Robson: Jose Mourinho should renew Michael Carrick’s Manchester United contract

by Tanveer Arayan

Bryan Robson insists Jose Mourinho should renew Michael Carrick‘s contract at Manchester United this season.

He’ll be 36 before the start of the 2017-18 campaign, and a new deal would take him into his 12th season at Old Trafford having joined from Tottenham in 2006.

Carrick has started 12 games this season and Mourinho has previously said it’s a shame the Englishman is in his latter stages of his career otherwise he’d always be playing more often.

Speaking about a new deal, Robson believes Carrick would still have plenty to offer next year.

“Michael’s 35 – for me, the way he’s played this season and the influence he’s had on the team has been pretty good,” he said.

“I’m not bothered about the age, it’s about the desire of a player and how he looks after himself.

“So for me I think Michael deserves maybe another year and I can see Man United doing that.”

Carrick has been brilliant this season once again but it seems United fans have finally realised what he’s truly capable of as he’s entering the end of his footballing career.

He still has it in the locker as we’ve seen him orchestrate games from the centre of the park this campaign and he’s been incredible at guiding Paul Pogba forward, which is why I believe he’ll still be around next season.

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