Carrick ‘snubs A League to sign new Man Utd deal’

Date published: Monday 6th June 2016 10:49

Michael Carrick: Midfielder's future was in doubt

Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos has revealed Michael Carrick has rejected a move to the Australian club as the midfielder has signed a new contract at Manchester United.

Carrick was out of contract at Old Trafford this summer and was expected to leave the club had Louis van Gaal remained in charge.

However, new manager Jose Mourinho is understood to be keen to keep the England international and last week former United defender Paddy Crerand let slip that Carrick has extended his contract with the club.

The Red Devils have yet to confirm the deal, but Filopoulos admits Perth hoped to persuade Carrick to move to the A League through his relationship with Glory captain Richard Garcia, who was the 34-year-old’s best man at his wedding.

“It was a long shot opportunity due to Richard Garcia’s relationship with Michael,” Filopoulos told FourFourTwo.

“Perth was an option for Michael Carrick as he was going through what he was going to do in his career had he not landed a new signature with Manchester United.

“We understand he’s now secured an extension with Manchester United so that’s off the table. It’s certainly was an option to him and his family for lifestyle reasons.”

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