• Manchester United haven’t planned contract talks with Carrick

    Manchester United haven’t planned contract talks with Carrick

    Manchester United have not planned contract talks with Michael Carrick, according to reports.

    The 35-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, while Jose Mourinho has suggested that he wants to keep the midfielder at Old Trafford for another campaign.

    But The Sun claim that United have not even opened negotiations with Carrick, which means he’ll be free to sign a pre-contract with a European club from January.

    Carrick has featured just seven times this season, with Mourinho claiming that he […]

  • Mourinho hints at new Man Utd deal for Carrick

    Mourinho hints at new Man Utd deal for Carrick

    The 35-year-old is in his 11th season at Old Trafford and his manager has suggested that he will be rewarded with a new one-year contract in the coming months.

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hinted he could offer the “fantastic” Michael Carrick a contract extension to keep him at the club for a further year.

    Carrick made his second Premier League start of the season in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday and Mourinho was impressed by the veteran midfielder’s […]

  • Michael Carrick explains what could help him extend his Manchester United career

    Michael Carrick explains what could help him extend his Manchester United career

    Michael Carrick believes undertaking his coaching badges is already helping him to improve as a player and could ultimately help him to extend his Manchester United career.

    The 35-year-old veteran midfielder has been used sparingly by Jose Mourinho thus far this season, but has proven to be something of a lucky charm with United having won all six matches in which the former England international as featured.

    Carrick’s current contract expires at the end of the season and although he admits he […]

  • Carrick can’t play every game for Manchester United – Mourinho

    Carrick can’t play every game for Manchester United – Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has defended his decision not to play Michael Carrick regularly but said he would love the veteran midfielder to be involved more often.

    Carrick, 35, made his first Premier League start of the season in the 3-1 win against Swansea and was singled out for praise by a number of people including United legend Peter Schmeichel.

    But Mourinho argued that Carrick’s age means he is unable to play as much as he once did.

    “I would love to play him every […]

  • Mourinho explains why Carrick is not getting picked for every Manchester United game

    Mourinho explains why Carrick is not getting picked for every Manchester United game

    Jose Mourinho has explained that Michael Carrick cannot be picked for more of Manchester United’s games because of his age.

    The 35-year-old started only his fifth game of the campaign on Sunday as United registered a 3-1 victory over Swansea City.

    Carrick impressed at the base of midfield, with Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini playing further forward.

    And while Mourinho was happy with Carrick’s performance, the Portuguese admits he will be unable to play the the former England international in more of United’s […]

  • Mourinho must trust Carrick like he does Ibrahimovic

    Mourinho must trust Carrick like he does Ibrahimovic

    The midfielder has not been given the chance to emulate his fellow 35-year-old and the return to training of Bastian Schweinsteiger can hardly spell good news for him either.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger have 271 international caps, 70 winners’ medals and 48 years of first-team football between them. But the experience of life as a Manchester United veteran is markedly different from one man to the next and, while one has received the unstinting support of his manager […]

  • Mourinho singles out Manchester United star for praise after sublime performance

    Mourinho singles out Manchester United star for praise after sublime performance

    Jose Mourinho believes Michael Carrick was crucial in giving Manchester United ‘balance’ in their 4-1 victory over Fenerbahce on Thursday evening.

    Two goals from Paul Pogba, plus strikes from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, sealed a comfortable victory for Jose Mourinho’s side at Old Trafford.

    It was only the third game Carrick has featured in this season but Mourinho praised the 35-year-old’s impact in midfield alongside Paul Pogba.

    ‘Michael gave us the balance, he gave us the dynamic, the four players who played […]

  • I need you: Mourinho tells Man United outcast he’s part of his plans

    I need you: Mourinho tells Man United outcast he’s part of his plans

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has assured Michael Carrick that he remains part of his plans at Old Trafford.

    The 34-year-old has made just one start under the Portuguese boss this season and was left out of United’s 18-man squad to play Liverpool on Monday night.

    The veteran midfielder signed a one-year extension when Mourinho took charge in the summer but his only competitive outing has come against Northampton in the League Cup.

    However, Mourinho has told Carrick that his time will come […]