Manchester United Midfielder admits this could be his last season


Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says this could be his last season at the club.

The veteran midfielder has mostly been utilized as a part of cup competitions this season under Jose Mourinho, in spite of the fact that he started United’s last league against Swansea and is in contention for just his second Premier League start of the season this end of the week against Arsenal. The midfielder has been involved in just six games under Jose Mourinho in all competitions but boasts a 100 per cent winning record from those games with a pass completion rate of 96 per cent.

But with Jose Mourinho so far leaning toward Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, and Paul Pogba at the base of his midfield, the Englishman has hardly gotten his chance to play.

His cool and composed nature in the game may see him play for Saturday’s clash at home against Arsenal, however, Carrick surrenders that at this phase of his profession, he may need to acknowledge his future which could lie somewhere else.

“There’s always a chance of that isn’t there?” Carrick told Sky Sports.

“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.

“Hopefully I can play more of a part in the months ahead, strive for success and try to get some sort of silverware, because winning trophies is why we are here.”

But when asked if he would like to remain at Old Trafford beyond the current campaign, Carrick said: “Yeah, but I’m 35 now and I have to be realistic.

“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.

“That is the biggest gauge to see if I can still do it if I feel I can still do it and the manager feels that.

“There is a lot of things to come into the equation, so I’m not going to be making any rash judgments just yet.”

The Manchester United midfielder has made almost 300 league appearances since joining the club from Tottenham ten years ago and has won five Premier League titles, an FA Cup and the Champions League to make him one of the decorated players of the Premier League history.