Michael Carrick is staying at Manchester United, according to the CEO of A-League side Perth Glory.
The midfielder’s contract at Old Trafford expired at the end of the season and there were doubts over whether he would be offered a new deal.
A number of clubs at home and abroad have been chasing Carrick’s signature, with Perth Glory hoping to use his friendship with Richard Garcia to lure the 34-year-old to Australia.
But it seems the former West Ham and Tottenham star has agreed to stay at United under Jose Mourinho.
“It was a long shot opportunity due to Richard Garcia’s relationship with Michael,” Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos told FourFourTwo.
“Perth was an option for Michael Carrick as he was going through what he was going to do in his career had he not landed a new signature with Manchester United.
“We understand he’s now secured an extension with Manchester United so that’s off the table.
“It certainly was an option to him and his family for lifestyle reasons.”
Last week, United legend Paddy Crerand told MUTV that it was his understanding that Carrick would stay.
“There was a situation where it looked as if his contract was up at the end of this year and that was it, but from what I’m gathering he’s there for another year.”