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Michael Carrick will retire after Old Trafford

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Michael Carrick has not been offered a new deal by Manchester United yet and the midfielder admits he’ll probably retire if no extension comes about.

The 35-year-old is United’s second-longest serving player after skipper Wayne Rooney, having been with the club for 11 years.

Carrick will have a testimonial at Old Trafford in June and his current deal expires this summer.

He is content with his current role under Jose Mourinho and says he doesn’t expect to feature every week.

However, the former Tottenham player insists he doesn’t see himself moving after his time at United is up.

Carrick expects to engage with Mourinho soon on the prospect of a new contract and he is happy to remain at the club for as long as he thinks he’s making a decent contribution on the pitch.


“I haven’t really had that much of a conversation with him at the moment,” he told Sky Sports.

“Obviously that will happen. It’s going to happen at some stage, pretty soon I’d have thought. That’s something I’m really relaxed about. I’m sure he is as well.

“I’ve said for some time now, as long as I feel I can contribute enough, that’s fine by me.”

On the prospect of a new club in the twilight of his career, Carrick conceded it is more than likely he’d retire this summer should Mourinho not extend a new offer in his direction.

“I don’t think there’s many places I’d want to play, if any, after this anyway,” he added. “I couldn’t say definitely [retirement] but pretty much.”

United are 1.25 to beat Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday while they are 1.91 to finish in the top four this season.