Carrick relaxed despite uncertainty over Manchester United future

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Michael Carrick is not worried about his future at Manchester United despite his contract expiring at the end of this season.

The veteran midfielder turns 35 this summer and recently said there have been no talks about a possible extension.

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United’s second-longest tenured player behind Wayne Rooney, Carrick has made more than 400 appearances for the Red Devils since joining from Tottenham in 2006. He has won five Premier League titles and a Champions League while at Old Trafford, and was voted the club’s Player of the Year in 2013.

Speaking after United’s 1-0 win over rivals City in the Manchester derby, Carrick said he was relaxed but hopeful that he can continue his career with the club.

I haven’t heard anything just at the moment so I am not sure. Hopefully some time soon.

I am not making a big deal of it, to be honest. I will just have to wait and see what happens. I am quite relaxed about it.

I have been here a long time, I have had some great times here and I love the club. It’s a great place to play. Playing games like the derby, it keeps you having that buzz and enthusiasm to play for longer, so we will wait and see what happens.

Carrick captained United in the derby and was one of the team’s better performers, showing he can still contribute to the side despite getting up there in age.

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Carrick’s future at United could very well depend on who is managing the team next season. Jose Mourinho has been vocal about Carrick’s importance to the United side throughout the years, while Ryan Giggs would surely bring back his former teammate should he be given the job.