Manchester United’s upturn in form has largely coincided with Jose Mourinho’s decision to deploy a 4-3-3 formation, adding that extra body in the midfield has meant the Red Devils have been controlling the games, and with the quality they have, a goal seems inevitable.
One man who has been an ever-present in the aforementioned setup is Michael Carrick, with the midfield maestro pulling the strings superbly from that holding midfielder role.
Despite that, in an exclusive news story, The Sun say that the 35-year-old is yet to be offered a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford, and is now free to talk to other clubs about signing a pre-contract in the summer; which is obviously a bit of a concern.
In the fifteen games Carrick has played in, Manchester United have won thirteen and drawn just two showing how detrimental the veteran midfielder has been. In my opinion, it’d be an absolute travesty if we don’t decide to offer him a new deal – providing he wants to stay of course.
He really is a special footballer, and it is truly incredible when you think about the level of performances he is putting in despite his age. Many thought he’d just drift in and out of the side which was the case at the start of the season, but since he’s been playing regularly, he has become undroppable.