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Carrick wants new United deal

ESPN staff
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Michael Carrick hopes Manchester United will offer him a new contract, saying he is keen to extend his seven-year stay at Old Trafford.

The midfielder has made 325 appearances for United since joining from Tottenham for £18.6 million in 2006. His contract expires next summer, but he believes he can continue playing for several more years.

"I'd love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club," he said. "It's a fantastic club, I've had great times here. I feel good at the moment. I've just turned 32, so I've got a bit of time yet."

Carrick was named last season's United Players' Player of the Year, and was also shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year award.

He and goalkeeper David de Gea are the only players to have started United's last two games.

While Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk puts them on course to qualify from their Champions League group, they have made their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.

Carrick added: "You have periods, whether it is through seasons or through years when things don't quite go right.

"You just have to face it and find a way to get through it. You can't hide and go under. You have to respond. That is what we will do."

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