Despite the influx of a handful of youth players into the Manchester United first team, the management still wants some of the old and experienced members to stay. Following LVG’s open reject of a move for Ibrahimovic because of the Swedish’s age, and the Dutchman’s admission that age was a reason he allowed a couple of players leave since his arrival, it would be thought the club wants to do away with the likes of Micheal Carrick. But the Red Devils have claimed they still want the services of the 34-year-old.
The former Tottenham defensive midfielder is currently in his last year of his contract, and with the likes of high-spending Chinese clubs waiting to pounce on him once he becomes a free agent, his future at the Old Trafford has been in doubts. However, The Sun reveals that a contract extension is on the books for Carrick, but the club wants to clear the air on who will be at the dugout next season first. After that is resolved, decisions on the playing staff will be made and finalized.
Despite a poor season for the club, Carrick has maintained his standard of playing, and has constantly contributed his quota in the defensive midfield role. His decade-long stay at the Theater of Dreams will surely come to an end soon, with the likes of Arsenal keen on having him. Manchester United are expected to announce Jose Mourinho as coach after the season ends, as it is widely believed that the Portuguese has agreed a 3-year deal worth 60 million Pounds with the club. The 5th-placed United are at the risk of missing out on next season’s Champions League, and LVG is seen as incapable of returning the club to glory.