It is reported that Michael Carrick has secured a contract extension that will see him stay at Manchester United next season.
The midfielder’s contract was going to expire in the summer, and it now appears that he will be staying with the Red Devils for at least one season more.
It is believed that Jose Mourinho has instructed the Manchester United board to keep Carrick as he seeks to build a team to challenge for the title next season. Although, he is trying to sign new players he would also want to have some experience in the side so as to help the younger players. The Portuguese manager believes that Carrick can be helpful in the team especially during a transition period.
There was news that Michael Carrick might be signing for Perth Glory during the summer, but the Australian side has just announced that the deal will not go through. The CEO of Perth Glory has indicated that Carrick has signed a contract extension with Manchester United and will stay in the Premier League for at least a season.
Carrick was keen to join his former teammate at West Ham Richard Garcia, who currently plays for Perth Glory. Both men share a long friendship and Garcia may have been the mediator between Perth Glory and Carrick. It appears that the latter could not resist the temptation of playing a year more in the Premier League especially under the new manager Jose Mourinho.
So far, Manchester United has not signed any midfielder and Carrick is the only player who has successfully negotiated a new deal. The Red Devils had only announced the signing of defender Bailly yesterday, and there are reports that they might be going for Ibrahimovic as well. The deal will be announced in the coming days.