Manchester United are ready to offer veteran midfielder Michael Carrick a new one-year deal, according to reports.
Carrick, who turns 35 this summer, is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer and he has seen talks over a new deal delayed as United looked to resolve the club’s managerial situation before making a decision.
The Red Devils confirmed the departure of Louis van Gaal yesterday after two years at the helm, but they have yet to they are yet to confirm the identity of his successor. Jose Mourinho will be the man to step into the Dutchman’s hot-seat, but there has been no official word from Old Trafford with talks ongoing between the parties.
Carrick, alongside Wayne Rooney lifted the FA Cup on Saturday after the win over Crystal Palace and that fuelled rumours that Carrick’s near 10-year stay at Old Trafford was over.
Both Everton and Arsenal are believed to be keeping an eye on the former Tottenham man, who signed a one-year extension last year. But ESPN claim that United will offer the club’s longest serving player another 12-month deal, as long a Mourinho ratifies the contract.
Carrick, who revealed in February that he had not held talks about extending hid deal, has made 421 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals.