Michael Carrick has yet to sign a new deal
The 35-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season after signing a 12-month extension last summer.
Jose Mourinho has big plans in the transfer window and is on the hunt for a world-class midfielder, with £40million moves for Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko and Tottenham’s Eric Dier in the pipeline.
Carrick, who has been an ever-present feature of Jose Mourinho’s side this term, is in the dark over his future.
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e're obviously giving ourselves the tougher task, but we're not giving up
However, the Daily Mail claim he has done enough to convince Mourinho he warrants a new deal.
The report says negotiations are well underway with both parties confident of a positive outcome.
Carrick meanwhile, urged United not to lose heart in their battle to finish in the top four despite dropping more points at home to Everton on Tuesday.
“You can't give up on anything and results can go funny ways sometimes,” Carrick said.
“We're obviously giving ourselves the tougher task, but we're not giving up.”