Michael Carrick not interested in leaving Manchester United: report

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United veteran Michael Carrick has no real interest of leaving Old Trafford despite reports that some Premier League clubs were chasing his signature.

Rumours previously swirled around of a few sides who are willing to tempt the Englishman to leave during the winter transfer window.

Carrick’s contract ends next summer and most predict that it would be his last season at the club before hanging up his boots.

However, some people have claimed that there are some clubs in England’s top division who are willing to extend Michael’s career away from United.

According to ESPN though, the former Tottenham midfielder is not concerning himself with the rumours and wishes to stay put with the Red Devils.

The experienced footballer has hardly featured for his team this season, making just a single appearance as his struggles with injuries prevents him from more game time.

Jose Mourinho will surely wish he could have Carrick available at the moment to his team with just two senior central midfielders currently available for United.

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic remain the only two fit players capable of playing in that position with Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini also unavailable.

The recent run of fixtures has forced Mourinho into giving more game time to youngster Scott McTominay who, despite impressing, is surely not the same as Michael.

The veteran’s experience and cool head would certainly be useful to Jose whilst the extra number would help tactically for when he wishes to play a midfield trio instead of duo.

Michael Carrick‘s lack of interest in leaving would be welcome to both Mourinho and Manchester United as fans hoped he’d retire at the club in a manner his status would deserve.

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