Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has reportedly been offered a one-year extension by the club. The 34-year-old's current contract expires this summer and there has been major doubt surrounding his future at Old Trafford.
But new manager Jose Mourinho is apparently keen to retain Carrick's services as he looks to rebuild the United squad this summer. The midfielder, who joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, is currently considering whether to accept United's offer.
Carrick recently spoke in glowing terms about United's new manager, although he confessed he was disappointed to see former boss Louis van Gaal and his backroom staff lose their jobs. "Mourinho's track record speaks for itself. He's a good fit for the club and hopefully he'll do very well," the United veteran said, according to The Guardian. "I have to say it's sad to see anyone lose their job, the manager and staff, but good times are ahead."
The report comes shortly after Mourinho was given a guided tour around United's training base at Carrington by Ed Woodward, the club's executive vice-chairman. During the visit, Mourinho was introduced to long-serving staff members and United director Sir Bobby Charlton.
The Portuguese manager will start his work at United on 4 July, when the team return to pre-season training. However, those United players involved in Euro 2016 or the Copa America are set to return at a later date.