Manchester United open contract talks with key man ahead of summer expiry

Manchester United Football Club have had plenty of injuries protruding through the first-team squad recently, which has really given Mourinho options in terms of team selections. One man who has played a lot of minutes as of late is Michael Carrick.

The veteran has been in and out of the team in spurts, and right now, Jose Mourinho’s hand has been forced somewhat, but to be fair to the 35-year-old, he’s done pretty well.

Now, ESPN’s sources say that the Red Devils are ready to offer Carrick a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2018.

Sometimes, experience is vital, and Carrick will only be having a positive impact on that dressing room. He’s been there and done it all for years now, and we’ve been so lucky to have him as a mainstay in our teams for well over the last decade.

With that said, I’m just not sure about an extension being the right decision. He isn’t getting any younger, and his position in the squad could be given up to the likes of a youngster coming through; perhaps Matty Willock, who was named in the matchday squad for the first time at the weekend.

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