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Manchester United will offer Michael Carrick a one-year contract extension once Jose Mourinho's appointment as the club's new manager is confirmed, according to reports.

Carrick, 34, is coming to the end of his contract in the summer, and was thought to have played his last game for the club in the FA Cup final win over Crystal Palace.

However, the Times reports the England midfielder could take a pay cut to extend his stay with the Red Devils, with Mourinho traditionally favouring an experienced core of senior players to build his squad around.

Carrick is the second-longest serving player in United's squad after Wayne Rooney. He has made 291 league appearances for the club since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.

The midfielder was joined by his family as he took to the pitch in the Red Devils' final league game of the season against Bournemouth, in what was widely interpreted as a farewell gesture to the fans.

His children were mascots at the match, echoing the close of the careers of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra at the club — the duo's children were also mascots on their respective final appearances at Old Trafford.

Lucrative offers

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick (right) has been an ever-present in Manchester United's first-team this season Getty Images

The Times reports that Carrick has lucrative offers to continue his career in China and the United States, but prefers extending his stay at Old Trafford.

United have not spoken to Carrick about his contract situation as yet, while the player himself has not agitated for a new deal, the paper adds.

The 34-year-old said he was pleased to add the FA Cup medal to his collection of honours after playing in the 2-1 extra-time win over Palace at Wembley on 21 May.

"To finally win the FA Cup it's great for the players and the backroom staff who work so hard to prepare us right and obviously for the supporters to give them something to shout about. It's a smashing day," he told MUTV.