Michael Carrick will be offered a new contract at Manchester United, according to reports.
The Sun claim the 34-year-old midfielder has been told there is a new deal waiting for him, but he will have to wait until the United’s manager’s position is clarified at the end of the season.
Th report suggests a member of the “club’s hierarchy” has told him that he will get an extension to his deal, which runs out in the summer.
Carrick, who is in his 10th season at Old Trafford, when asked about his future in February admitted: “I don’t know, to be honest.”
The former Tottenham man is believed to have been concerned about lack of talks over a new deal and the latest news will come as a relief to the man who signed for United for £18.6million in July 2006.
Carrick, who was recently linked with Arsenal, has collected five Premier League winners’ medals and a Champions League winners’ medal and he reportedly turned down a £6million-a-year offer from the Chinese Super League earlier in the year.
The paper suggests Carrick’s prospective new deal “is another indication that change is definitely on the cards with Louis van Gaal on his way out and Jose Mourinho coming in”.
It’s believed Mourinho’s boardroom detractors have accepted that Mourinho would be the best choice to replace Louis van Gaal, who has a year to run on his current deal.
There is rumoured to be a three-year deal worth £60million waiting for Mourinho that will make the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss the highest paid manager in football history.