There was news in the summer that Rafa Benitez was all set to sign Michael Carrick, the former Wallsend Boys player, but when Jose Mourinho came on board he offered him a one year extension to his contract.
That one year contract will be up next summer and it will unlikely be renewed – so the possibility is that Rafa could want to sign Michael on a one year or two year deal next summer.
His experience in the heart of midfield would be massive for Newcastle – hopefully back in the Premier League – although if he keeps playing as well as he’s played recently for the Red Devils they could even offer him another one year deal.
Michael Carrick – Manchester United defensive midfielder
Carrick was interviewed by Sky Sports yesterday and at one point he was asked if he may have to accept his future lies elsewhere:
“There’s always a chance of that isn’t there?’”
“I’m 35 now and need to be realistic. It is such a great club with great players, you can’t take it for granted and thankfully I’m here this season and playing my part.”
“I’m not going to make predictions about what is going to be happening next season.”
“We are not even at Christmas yet and I just want to play as many games as I can and see how I’m feeling, how the body is feeling.”
“There is a lot of things to come into the equation, so I’m not going to be making any rash judgments just yet.”
Michael has been at Manchester United for 10 years now since he joined them from Tottenham and he has played 427 games for them with 24 goals and this season he has 6 appearances with one goal.
Michael played 34 times for England and his experience would be a boon for Newcastle next season – and of course he’s a local lad.