Manchester United midfielder ‘hopeful’ of remaining at Old Trafford this summer

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick is out of contract this summer, with no new terms offered to him as of yet. The 34-year old has had another excellent season at Old Trafford, and many thought that he had played his last game for the club.

However after Louis van Gaal got the sack and Jose Mourinho has been given the job, the situation has seemingly changed.

Carrick himself has spoken out about the situation, and he remains ‘hopeful’ of being given a new contract prolonging his stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

“I’m hopeful but there’s no news yet. We’ll have to wait and see next week. I haven’t got a timetable on it.” Carrick began.

“This week has been a bit crazy with the new manager so I’ve come away to get away from it. We’ll take it up next week.”

The current Manchester United squad doesn’t really have an awful lot of experience or leadership, and Carrick is one of the few that can offer those skills.

It’s vital that Jose Mourinho does keep hold of him for at least one more season, as he’ll play a huge part in helping the self-proclaimed Special One when it comes to settling in.

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