After a very disappointing season last year Michael Carrick was linked with a move elsewhere. It was reported that Aston Villa and Newcastle United were interested in signing the 29 year old.
Carrick said: “I have seen some stories suggesting I’d be leaving last summer but I take no notice. It’s part of the game. I have never thought I was on my way out of United, not for one minute.
“It has never entered my mind and neither has the manager said anything to me. This is a great place to be and results like the one against Valencia make it all worthwhile when you play a part in something like that.
“I have the rest of this season and next season left on my contract and I would like to stay here for the rest of my career. Why would I want to go anywhere else?
“It’s up to me this season to work hard to earn the right to do that and to make it a reality, so the aim is to be in the team as often as I can.”
The main problem Manchester United fans have with Carrick is that he’s not the real United midfielder. When I say this I look back at the greats like Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Bryan Robson.
The other night against Valencia I thought he was just shocking giving away the ball to many times. He can be a useful player to have when he is in form but we haven’t seen that in a while so hopefully he will improve as the season goes on.