Michael Carrick has been a name the Manchester United fans have roared cheerily over the past decade or so, though recent reports from the Daily Mail suggesting he could be on his way out of Old Trafford have been met with a quiet acceptance.
The England international is out of contract at the end of the season and is not yet believed to have been told whether he or not he will be offered an extension.
Due to the ongoing managerial situation at the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho continually linked with taking over from the under-fire Louis van Gaal, no decision is understood to have yet been made.
Club chiefs are said to be stalling on the decision – a departure from their previous treatment of older players, who they usually aim to tie down as soon as possible in order to keep older heads in the dressing room.
It is claimed in the report that there is ‘genuine interest’ within the Premier League for the 34-year old, with moves to Everton and Newcastle United mooted as potential landing spots for the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder.
He’s made 411 appearances for the Manchester giants since leaving North London in 2006, winning a quartet of league titles as well as the Champions League.
How would Manchester United fans feel about losing Carrick? Would Everton or Newcastle fans welcome the England international?