Premier League clubs chase Manchester United’s Michael Carrick: report

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s captain Michael Carrick is reportedly on a few Premier League club’s radars according to the Mirror.

The veteran midfielder is a well loved figure at Old Trafford but has hardly had a sniff of action this season, making just one appearance under Jose Mourinho.

Many were surprised that Carrick didn’t retire at the end of last season as some fans believed he was past his best.

It even appeared as though the Englishman would finally hang up his boosts for good as he had a testimonial done in his honour.

However, if reports are to be believed, Michael may yet have more to offer in England’s top division as clubs monitor his situation.

Leicester City, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion are all apparently keeping tabs on the former Tottenham man and may swoop in for him at the end of his contract.

Carrick’s absence for United this season isn’t due to Mourinho’s negligence but rather due to his injury problems.

The holding midfielder has been mostly fit during his time with the Red Devils but as he began to age, became more prone to injuries.

However, the likelihood is that even if he were fit, Jose still wouldn’t have selected him much as Nemanja Matic has slotted into the side with great ease.

Michael is perhaps his manager’s fifth choice midfielder behind Matic, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera and may decide to have one last hurrah elsewhere at another Premier League club before finally retiring.

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