Michael Carrick hoping for Manchester United contract talks

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed that he wants to stay on at Old Trafford, reports the Express.

The 33-year-old, who has just returned to first-team action after a long-term injury, has admitted that he expects contract negotiations with the club to begin around the Christmas period. 

Nowhere else to go 

The midfielder's contract is set to come to an end at the Theatre of Dreams at the end of the campaign, but Carrick has insisted that he has nowhere else to go.

Speaking to reporters, the Manchester United man said: "My contract is up at the end of the season. I want to stay, of course. I've got nowhere else to go!"

"They (talks) have not really (begun) not yet.

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"But I haven't expected (them to begin) to be honest, with the injury. It will probably (happen) around Christmas or after that."

Another injury

After returning to the United side for the games against Manchester City and Crystal Palace, Carrick was called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the upcoming clashes with Slovenia and Scotland, however yet another injury has taken its toll on him. 

Carrick has returned to Carrington after picking up a groin injury, and now the Manchester United medical staff will be hoping to get him fit before the Red Devils return to Premier League action on November 22.

Arsenal showdown 

United's next game is at the Emirates against rivals Arsenal, and Louis van Gaal's side will be desperate to make it back-to-back wins as they go in search of climbing the league table. The Red Devils have struggled for consistency this season and are way off the pace in the Premier League title race, but they can move ahead of the Gunners with a victory in north London. 

Carrick, then, looks set to have a crucial role to play for the club over the coming weeks and months as he can play as a makeshift centre-half or as a defensive-midfielder. 

Manchester United fans: Do you want Carrick to stay on at your club beyond the rest of this season? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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