Michael Carrick’s current contract expires in 2012 and talks over a new deal haven’t begun. Rumours suggest he won’t be offered another contract and will be sold or used as part of an agreement to bring someone else in next summer.

Still, Carrick has made his intentions clear, stating he wants to stay at the club.

“Nothing has happened regarding talks as yet, but this is the place for me – it’s a great club,” said Carrick. “I’ve had some unbelievable times here and, hopefully, will have many more. I love everything about being a United player.”