Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has admitted this could be his last season at the Old Trafford club. The veteran star has enjoyed a trophy-laden decade with the Red Devils, but is not sure whether he will still be at United for the start of the next campaign.
Carrick, who turned 35 in July, has started only one Premier League game this season, with manager Jose Mourinho typically preferring to partner world-record signing Paul Pogba with the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini in midfield. And the United stalwart has confessed his time at the club could be coming to an end.
"There's always a chance of that, isn't there?" Carrick asked rhetorically, according to Sky Sports. "It is such a great club with great players. You can't take it for granted, and thankfully I'm here this season and playing my part.
"Hopefully I can play more of a part in the months ahead, strive for success and try to get some sort of silverware, because winning trophies is why we are here."
Carrick signed a new contract at United during the summer and has admitted that at this stage of his career, he is having to take things season by season. But Carrick's current deal runs out at the end of this season, meaning he may have to leave United in the summer.
"I'm not going to make predictions about what is going to be happening next season," Carrick said. "We are not even at Christmas yet and I just want to play as many games as I can and see how I'm feeling, how the body is feeling. There are a lot of things to come into the equation, so I'm not going to be making any rash judgements just yet."