The Englishman has been an integral part of United since the Fergie days, after signing for the club in 2006. And despite having faced a tough start to life under Mourinho after the arrival of Paul Pogba, he has found a way to be a regular part of a young and pacey lineup this season.
The player is currently the club’s vice captain behind skipper Wayne Rooney, and has played a crucial role in helping maintain the team’s 20 match unbeaten league run. He also came on as an impact sub in the second half of the winning final against Southampton in the EFL Cup earlier this season.
He is ready to play his testimonial come the end of the season, but might put pen to paper before that, as Mourinho seems to be heavily impressed by the role the midfielder plays, and it could see him ending his career as a Red Devil in 2018.
Carrick was recently reported as saying: “I see it as two points dropped, It’s not easy when it’s not going well, but the boys kept trying. They kept going and obviously gave us that goal to give us the point. It’s a point, but it’s nowhere near enough. You can’t give up on anything and results can go funny ways sometimes. We’re obviously giving ourselves a tougher task, but we’re not giving up.”
The player’s determination and leadership is certainly what Manchester United need in this rebuilding phase, and hopefully it will help them acquire European football for the next season with him being a part of it.