Man Utd midfielder Michael Carrick set to stay at the club with 1-year contract extension

Dominic Dawes

​Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is set to prolong his career with the club for at least one further year, according to the ​Daily Mail.

The veteran has now spent 11 years at United after making the move from Tottenham back in 2006, making 305 league appearances for the Red Devils in the process.


The Englishman looked to be on his way out earlier in the season when he was finding it difficult to break into the starting eleven but has grown in importance as the campaign has gone on.

Carrick has seen some good times during his United run, picking up five Premier League titles and a Champions League medal so far. This year, however, isn't one of his better years as Jose Mourinho's side remain locked in a battle for top four qualification.

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Speaking after the recent 1-1 draw with Everton, Carrick said: "You can't give up on anything and results can go funny ways sometimes. We're obviously giving ourselves the tougher task, but we're not giving up."

The draw was United's twelfth of the season - more than any other side - and saw them slip back down to sixth following Arsenal's comprehensive 3-0 win over West Ham. Other top four rivals, Liverpool and Manchester City, didn't do too well this week either though with both sides failing to win. 


United's 19-game unbeaten league run looked to be coming to an end when Everton took a first-half lead through a Phil Jagielka goal, which was followed by a string of impressive Joel Robles saves to keep the Toffees in the lead.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, back from his ban, popped up to save the day very late on from the penalty spot - giving United the chance to go level on points with Liverpool if they win both of their two games in hand over the Merseyside club.

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