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Michael Carrick set to stay at Man United

Australian side Perth Glory were keen to sign the veteran midfielder.

Michael Carrick is expected to confirm a contract extension with Man United.
Michael Carrick is expected to confirm a contract extension with Man United.

MICHAEL CARRICK IS set to sign a new contract at Manchester United, according to A-League side Perth Glory.

The Australian outfit made an approach for the 34-year-old last month, as uncertainty surrounded the veteran star’s future at Old Trafford.

Perth are reported to have hoped that Carrick’s relationship with Glory captain Richard Garcia, who formerly played for West Ham and was best man at the Red Devils’ star’s wedding to his wife Lisa, would boost their chances of landing him.

However, they now believe that Carrick is set to sign a new deal with Jose Mourinho’s side and have subsequently announced that they have given up hope of signing him.

“It was a long shot opportunity due to Richard Garcia’s relationship with Michael,” Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos told FourFourTwo.

“Perth was an option for Michael Carrick as he was going through what he was going to do in his career had he not landed a new signature with Manchester United.

“We understand he’s now secured an extension with Manchester United so that’s off the table.

“It certainly was an option to him and his family for lifestyle reasons.”
Carrick made 42 appearances in all competitions for United in 2015-16.

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