Michael Carrick could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer as he is yet to hear from Manchester United about a new contract offer. The England international whose current runs out at the end of this summer is according to a report by mirror, is keen to remain at old Trafford but could be forced out if Manchester United do not offer him a new deal.
The former West Ham star has proven in the last few years that he can be a reliable player for United but at 34, why the Red devils haven’t offered him a new deal is understandable. He is past his best and is now injury prone. United will be better served to bring in someone younger who can contribute more to the team next season than Carrick can.
With Renato Sanches said to be on his way from Benfica, Manchester United should either let Carrick go or give him only a one year contract which the player won’t be happy with according to mirror. If Carrick accepts a year contract offer, then he should be allowed to stay for another season but a two or three years deal will be too risky.
Manchester United need not to be sentimental here. Chelsea have announced John Terry will leave the club this summer. On paper, the decision looks like a wrong call as the England skipper still has at least one year in him but the Londoners know it is better not to impede the development of a younger player because of a 35-year-old. Manchester United should do the same with Carrick.