Man United to extend midfielder stay with new contract offer

Manchester United are looking to keep hold of Michael Carrick by offering him an extension on his current £125,000-a-week deal, Football Insider reports.

The 34-year-old is still regarded as a vital member of the squad despite the summer additions of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.

His contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, but it is believed that manager Louis van Gaal is keen to keep hold of the central midfielder.

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United will need to step up their talks with the player given that LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls are both keen to lure him to the MLS in the summer.

He only recently returned from an injury spell, but managed to feature the full 90 minutes in the 3-0 victory over Stoke City this past Tuesday.

Carrick joined from Tottenham Hotspur for £18million back in 2006 and has already featured in 23 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils this season.