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Carrick is set to leave.

Michael Carrick ready to leave Manchester United this summer

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a lot happening at Manchester United at the moment.

They won the FA Cup on Sunday but, since then, they have sacked their manager and are on the brink of appointing Jose Mourinho - not to mention many reports suggest Zlatan Ibrahimovic will join him in a player/coach role.

But, with Mourinho arriving, the futures of many senior United players appear in doubt. The former Chelsea manager will, undoubtedly, be handed a hefty transfer budget and some current members of the squad may find themselves surplus to requirements.

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However, regardless of Mourinho’s arrival, the Mirror are reporting that Michael Carrick is set to leave the club.

The 34-year-old, who played the entire 120 minutes during United’s FA Cup victory over Crystal Place, will be out of contract this summer and has grown frustrated with the club’s lack of effort to offer him a new deal, leaving his future in limbo.

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Enough is enough

With the domestic season now officially over, Carrick has failed to get any assurances regarding his contract situation and has decided enough is enough.

Last month, the same newspaper reported that executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward wanted to wait to resolve the club’s managerial issue before offering any contracts.

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But that has left Carrick with just weeks remaining on his deal with Mourinho still not confirmed as boss. Therefore, the former West Ham and Tottenham player has been left with no alternative but to begin talks with potential suitors.

It’s unclear whether Mourinho will want to keep Carrick at the club when he does arrive but it may be too late if he does attempt to persuade him to stay.

Despite being at the end of his career, Carrick played 42 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils this season. If he does leave, it will end his ten-year spell at the club which has seen him win five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and a Champions League.

Carrick's comments last month

Last month, Carrick confirmed that he hadn’t heard anything from the club but hinted that he would like to remain at Old Trafford.

“I haven’t heard anything just at the moment so I am not sure. Hopefully sometime soon,” he told reporters, per Manchester Evening News.

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“I am not making a big deal of it, to be honest. I will just have to wait and see what happens. I am quite relaxed about it.”

“I have been here a long time, I have had some great times here and I love the club.

“It’s a great place to play. Playing games like the derby, it keeps you having that buzz and enthusiasm to play for longer, so we will wait and see what happens.”

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