Man United veteran set for contract extension

Manchester United are looking to reward long-serving midfielder Michael Carrick for his stand-out performances for the Red Devils this season by activating a one-year contract extension on his current £130,000-a-week deal.

Carrick agreed to the clause when he signed a two-year deal in 2013 and has expressed his desire to remain at the Old Trafford club.

The 33 year-old has been one of United’s best players this season and is widely considered to have been a key factor in their rise up the table.

United boss Louis van Gaal is also keen on keeping Carrick at the club and will sit down with the player to discuss terms in the new year.

Since returning from injury, Carrick has been a mainstay in the United midfield, and he faces his former side Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

The Red Devils are currently third in the Premier League with 35 points, ten points behind league leaders Chelsea.

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