Michael Carrick’s future is still in limbo – but Jose Mourinho has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could be offered a new deal at Manchester United.
The midfielder featured in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the absence of Marouane Fellaini, but his advancing years mean he has been largely confined to a bit-part role this season.
Yet, his manager has suggested he could be at Old Trafford beyond the end of the current campaign when his contract ends.
“I am still having Michael Carrick and probably for one more season. That’s life,” Mourinho said, as per Goal.com.
United fans will have spotted the former England international seizing up towards the end of Saturday’s game, but Mourinho insists there was nothing more to it than cramps.
“With such an intense game he was having some cramps in the last period, which is normal,” he added.
United are now 33/1 to win the title after dropping two more points. It’s fair to say Arsenal will be much better pleased with a draw than the Red Devils, particularly given their historically poor form away from home in the fixture.
Olivier Giroud’s late goal means little harm was done to Arsene Wenger’s own hopes of glory, but the Gunners will know they were lucky to escape unbeaten after a poor showing.