Carrick not thinking of future away from United

Date published: Thursday 1st December 2016 2:31

Michael Carrick cannot think about the prospect of extending his playing career away from Manchester United.

The 35-year-old is in his 11th season with the club and although his contract is up in the summer he is “relaxed” about his future at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho last month said that he will “probably have Carrick for one more season” and the former Spurs man has certainly reminded Mourinho of his ability and is yet to taste defeat whilst in the United line-up this season.

“It is not something I am looking to do at the minute – it would be very difficult to play somewhere else,” Carrick said.

“Everyone is different. It depends on circumstance. It depends on a lot of things.

“I have said all along, I am relaxed about it (his future at United). It depends if I am playing and if I am playing well enough, if I feel I can contribute, if the manager feels I can contribute. There are a lot of things to be decided. I am quite relaxed.”


Carrick, who started last nighht’s 4-1 demolition of West Ham, has won five Premier League titles and a Champions League and maintains he remains as hungry as ever to add to his collection of medals.

“You can’t beat that buzz of winning a big game,” he added. “That is what keeps you going, having success and winning trophies. That is what I am here for.

“You just have to understand what you can and what you can’t do really,” he said of playing at a high level in his mid-30s.

“At any stage of your career, people have their strengths and what they can’t do so well. You just have to put yourself in a position where you can play to your strengths more often than not. You learn that from experience.

“As long as I am enjoying it, can feel I can contribute and the manager does then great.”


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