Manchester United midfield man Michael Carrick is hoping to secure a new long term contract at Old Trafford in the coming weeks, as reported by Sky Sports.

The former West Ham and Tottenham playmaker has become a key man for United in recent seasons and boss David Moyes is set to make the North-East born midfielder his main man for years to come.

Carrick is also expected to play a key role for England in next weeks’ crucial World Cup qualifiers after boss Roy Hodgson was criticised for not using him last time out.

The 32 year old believes he still has a good few years left in him and despite his current contract running out in the summer, he hopes his future will remain at Manchester United.

“I’d love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club. It’s a fantastic club, I’ve had great times here,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I feel good at the moment, I’ve just turned 32 so I’ve got a bit of time yet.”