Jose Mourinho is set to instruct the Manchester United board to offer Michael Carrick another contract.
The midfielder is out of contract come the summer, and alarmingly for United fans, there had even been whispers that no deal would be offered, and he would be able to leave the club come the summer.
However, now it seems the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss is willing to keep Carrick at the club – and given the win record United have when he plays, that can hardly come as a shock. In fact, it’s welcome news.
Of course, the stats show how vital Carrick is to that Mourinho side – and the manager is aware of it, hence asking the board to rectify the situation.
Given Carrick is 35, you’d imagine he would want to enjoy the last couple of years of his career and not have to worry about his future, so another one year deal with the option to possibly coach under Jose Mourinho may even be the way forward for both parties.
Initially, it did look like Carrick would struggle to have a future under Mourinho, but the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin have been the ones discarded, with Carrick’s importance growing with each win and passing game.
The move is sure to please the Old Trafford faithful, who both admire and rate Carrick, and would love to see him finish his career at the club.