Manchester united midfielder Michael Carrick has expressed his desire to stay on at Old Trafford after his current contract expires at the end of the season.
“My contract is up at the end of the season. I want to stay, of course. I’ve got nowhere else to go,” Carrick said as reported by Sky Sports.
Carrick also confirmed that talks are yet to begin for a new contract. “They have not really, not yet,” Carrick said, “but I haven’t expected (that) to be honest, with the injury. It will probably be around Christmas or after that.”
The 33-year-old Carrick is the most experienced midfielder in the United squad and it is expected Van Gaal will reward him with a new contract in the coming weeks or months, probably after the current injury that is sidelining him.
Carrick will also be hoping to get back to full fitness soon in order to impress Van Gaal more after featuring just twice for the current United boss.
Carrick also showed his versatility to Van Gaal in his first game against Man City by playing in central defence after Smalling was sent off.
Carrick has been with United since 2006 and has played major roles in various title winning teams.
Written by @SimonOmokhua