Man United midfielder Michael Carrick has admitted he must be realistic about his future at the club as he reaches the latter stages of his career.
The former Tottenham man, who’s contract at Old Trafford comes to an end at the end of the season, is quoted in the Express, saying;
“There’s always a chance of that [leaving] isn’t there?
“Yeah, I would like to stay but I am 35 now and I have to be realistic.”
“It is such a great club with great players, you can’t take it for granted. Thankfully, I am here this season and playing my part.”
The 35-year-old has made a remarkable 432 appearances for the Red Devils, winning five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, a Champions League and two League Cups, amongst other trophies.
However, the ex-England international may not survive the ongoing overhaul taking place under Jose Mourinho when his contract ends. However, the midfielder feels he still has a lot to offer the Portuguese manager.
“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.”
There have been multiple calls for the former West Ham man to be more involved this season, having made just two appearances in the Premier League, as Mourinho searches for his best midfield to accommodate record signing, Paul Pogba.
Carrick will be desperate for the chance to prove his worth when United host old rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday, as they go in search of their first back-to-back Premier League wins since August.