Jose Mourinho has told Michael Carrick he wants him in his squad next season

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With Jose Mourinho in charge of Manchester United, changes are expected to take place at the club over the course of the summer. 

A new United could emerge at the start of the 2016/17 campaign as the Special One looks to change the dynamic of his squad. 

A number of players are expected to arrive at Old Trafford while some high-profile players could depart. 


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Indeed, Sky Sports recently reported that the Portuguese tactician is willing to offload the duo of Daley Blind and Juan Mata. 

But one man that looks set to stay on at the club - for now - is veteran midfielder Michael Carrick. The former Tottenham man, who is now 34-years-old, may well be approaching the latter stages of his career, but it appears that he still has a role to play in Manchester. 

Carrick to stay 

It has been well documented that Carrick's contract is set to expire at the club imminently, but, according to Times reporter Paul Hirst, he's on the verge of signing a new one-year deal. 

The news will certainly come as a welcome boost to United fans, who have watched Carrick produce the goods in the middle of the park for the last decade. 

A number of midfielders have come and gone over the past 10 years, but Carrick has stayed a consistent performer for the Red Devils and should prove an important asset for Mourinho next season. 

Carrick's experience in the dressing room should only help the club, but it appears that he could still have an important role to play on the field of play. 

Hirst claims that Mourinho has told Carrick that he wants him in his squad next season, while he also suggests that the deal should be completed by the end of next week. 

You can see the tweets here: 

Midfield changes? 

Carrick looks set to stay, but will his midfield teammates remain at the club ahead of the new season?  

Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger endured a tricky first season on English soil, failing to maintain his fitness throughout. 

Morgan Schneiderlin, who also moved to the club last summer, found himself in and out of the team under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, while Marouane Fellaini has had an indifferent three seasons at the club. 

The aforementioned trio all have a point to prove next term and will be hoping to be handed an opportunity to demonstrate what they can offer.

Do you expect any United midfielders to move on? Have your say below! 

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