According to ESPN, Manchester United’s club captain, Michael Carrick, is set to remain at Old Trafford, despite frustration over his current lack of playing time this season.
That will disappoint a number of clubs, including Leicester, West Brom, and Aston Villa, who have all been monitoring his position, hoping to tempt the midfielder with a move and the promise of more first-team action.
Carrick has made just the one senior appearance for United this season in their Carabao Cup victory over Burton Albion in September, although he has been ruled out of action with injury anyway for the past six weeks.
However, the 36-year old, who is in the final year of his contract with United, has longer-term coaching ambitions. He is currently coaching the team’s under-14 side, and doing his badges, with a view to taking up a more permanent role on that side of the club when he retires from playing.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.