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Manchester United's Michael Carrick set for contract extension - sources

Manchester United are set to hand Michael Carrick a new one-year deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

As revealed by ESPN FC last month, United had opened talks with Carrick with his current deal due to expire this summer.

The 35-year-old was a similar situation last year when his contract was due to expire in the summer and United gave him a one-year extension; now, as first reported by the BBC, they are ready to do the same again.

Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham in 2006, celebrates his testimonial at the club next month and the club are hopeful of sorting out his contract before then.

The England international found his first-team chances limited at the start of the season following the summer arrival of Paul Pogba, but fought his way into Jose Mourinho's plans and has made 36 appearances in all competitions so far this term.

Carrick came off the bench to help United win the EFL Cup final Southampton in February and he has helped the club reach the final of the Europa League against Ajax on May 24.

The new deal would take Carrick into his 12th season at Old Trafford and could see him end his career at United.

Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.

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