Manchester United are set to hand Michael Carrick a new one-year deal as his current contract expires at the end of June. The veteran midfielder has been at Old Trafford for a decade and is keen to continue his association with the club despite not playing on a regular basis.
According to the Mirror, the 20-time English champions were waiting to resolve their managerial issues before making any decisions regarding potential arrivals or departures. With Louis van Gaal now dismissed and Jose Mourinho's expected arrival to take over the reins, the club have decided to retain the midfielder's services for one more year.
The 34-year-old England international was calm with regards to his future and held off on making a decision until the end of the season. Carrick had made it clear that he will prefer to remain with United after 10 successful years, and was willing to sacrifice regular game time with another club to remain at Old Trafford.
"I haven't heard anything just at the moment so I am not sure. Hopefully sometime soon," Carrick said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"I am not making a big deal of it, to be honest. I will just have to wait and see what happens. I am quite relaxed about it."
"I have been here a long time, I have had some great times here and I love the club. It's a great place to play. Playing games like the derby, it keeps you having that buzz and enthusiasm to play for longer, so we will wait and see what happens," the English midfielder added.
"I have still played a lot of games this season to be honest (he's started 25 of United's 48 games and made seven sub appearances). I haven't really missed many games but, of course sometimes you can't play every game.
Carrick, however, will not be short of suitors if he decides to find pastures new in search of regular first-team football with MLS sides Orlando City and Sporting Kansas City keen to sign him, while Premier League sides Stoke City and Bournemouth also registering an interest. According to the Sun, West Ham United are also keen to re-sign their former player as they look to bolster their squad ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium, which will be their new home.