Manchester United veteran midfielder Michael Carrick may be nearing the end of his career after confirming that he will not play for another English club and may hang his boots at the end of the season if he is not offered a new contract at Old Trafford, reports the Daily Mail.
The former England international future at United is up in the air with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, though there are reports that he could be handed a new contracts. Apparently, it wont exceed a one-year renewal.
The 35-year-old is in his eleventh season at United and has won every major trophy available at the club level at Old Trafford, including five Premier league titles and the Champions League.
He played for West Ham and Tottenham before joining the Red Devils and had dreamt of featuring for Newcastle United at a time in his career but he has ruled that out now.
“No, I think that’s passed now,” he said.
“When I was a kid I was supporting Newcastle, I dreamt one day I would do but I count myself very fortunate to have played for Manchester United for so long.
“It’s just one of those things where you can’t have everything.
“If and when I finish here, that will probably be it I think.”
And despite pledging his loyalty to United he has refused to close the door against moving abroad with both the Chinese Super League and the Major League Soccer interested in his services.
“I’m not getting ahead of myself, I’ve been here for so long and I’ve enjoyed it, I won’t be playing for another club in England that’s for sure.
“We’ll see what happens, I haven’t really got any plans past this, I’m just enjoying how it is at the minute and just preparing for my testimonial.”
Jose Mourinho is already on the look-out for a younger midfielder as Carrick appears to be in the twilight of his glamorous United career.