Michael Carrick is close to agreeing a new two-year contract with Manchester United after suitably impressing new manager David Moyes.
The midfielder, who has been ruled out until after Christmas with an achilles injury, revealed last month that he was keen to commit his future to the club with his current deal expiring at the end of the current campaign.
"I'd love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club," said Carrick. "It's a fantastic club and I've had great times here. I feel good at the moment. I've just turned 32, so I've got a bit of time yet."
The Guardian reports that Manchester United are set to announce Carrick's new deal in the coming days in what would be a departure in policy from their time under Sir Alex Ferguson.
United traditionally only gave players in their 30s a one-year renewal but it seems Moyes is keen to sanction a longer deal for Carrick given his consistently impressive performances since signing way back in 2006 from Tottenham Hotspur.
Carrick joined for a fee of £16m and has remained a key figure throughout his seven-year stay at Old Trafford.
There are still a number of high profile United players out of contract this summer and it will be interesting to see who Moyes feels deserves a new deal.
Defensive trio Rio Ferdinand, Namenja Vidic and Patrice Evra will all be available on a free transfer in the summer and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign side as early as January.
It is unlikely that Moyes would allow all three vastly experienced players to depart but Brazilian defender Fabio and out of favour striker Federeico Macheda may both be allowed to leave when their contracts expire next summer.