Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, according to the president of one of the club’s trying to sign him. Perth Glory’s CEO Peter Filopoulos has claimed that his side have failed to land the signature of the 34-year old.
“Perth was an option for Michael Carrick as he was going through what he was going to do in his career had he not landed a new signature with Manchester United.” Perth’s CEO said.
“We understand he’s now secured an extension with Manchester United so that’s off the table.
“It certainly was an option to him and his family for lifestyle reasons.”
This is brilliant news for Manchester United. In their current squad, there aren’t many players who have a whole host of experience at the club and it is vital that Carrick stays for at least another year.
Just last week, Paddy Crerand also let slip some information regarding Carrick’s contract being renewed whilst he was live on MUTV. So these latest comments just back that up.
It is unclear as to whether Carrick will get the starting job under Jose Mourinho, but he isn’t getting any younger, so you’d imagine he’ll be rotated in and out of the team.
Hopefully, the club can finalise these new terms as soon as possible, and United can get this deal announced shortly.