Tuesday 20 March 2018

Jose Mourinho has made his first big decision as Manchester United manager

Manchester United's Michael Carrick
Manchester United's Michael Carrick
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Jose Mourinho has offered long-time Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick a new one-year contract, according to reports.

Mourinho toured his new team's Carrington training facility this morning with Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward with The Guardian subsequently reporting that the Portuguese tactician has decided to offer Carrick a fresh deal.

The 34-year-old has yet to announce whether he will stay on, although earlier in the week the five-time league champion was effusive in praising his new manager's track record.

Read more: Famous face greets Jose Mourinho on his first day at Man Utd

Carrick appeared in 28 Premier League games for Louis van Gaal this year, having joined the club from Spurs in 2006.

Although there has been no official statement regarding Carrick's future, MUTV pundit Paddy Crerand said earlier today that the 34-times capped England international has signed an extension.

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