Michael Carrick
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is in line for a new contract after impressing manager Louis van GaalGetty Images

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is reportedly in line for a new contract after impressing manager Louis van Gaal.

According to the Daily Mail, the English midfielder, who is on the final few months of his contract, will be offered a one-year extension to the current deal.

Carrick has become an integral part of the team after returning from a long-term injury in November, with the manager trusting the player in midfield and defensive positions.

But, his season has been disrupted again after he sustained a muscle injury at the end of last month and is currently on the sidelines working on his recovery.

Despite the injury, the United hierarchy are keen to hold on to the midfielder and will give him a new contract, which will match his current weekly wages of £130,000-a-week ($199,778).

The report claims that the Dutch manager and the assistant manager Ryan Giggs are big fans of the midfielder and will push for the deal to be concluded sooner rather than later.

Carrick, who joined the Old Trafford club from Tottenham in 2006, has been a key member of the squad in the last few seasons.

The former Spurs midfielder has spoken of his desire to remain at Manchester in the past and is hoping that the club offers him a new deal in the coming months before his deal expires.

"My contract is up at the end of the season. I want to stay, of course. I've got nowhere else to go. They [talks] have not really [begun] not yet. But I haven't expected [them to begin] to be honest, with the injury. It will probably [happen] around Christmas or after that," Carrick said.