By 90Min
October 29, 2017

Michael Carrick, who will go down as another Manchester United legend, could end his playing career elsewhere if the reports ring true.

According to the Daily Mirror, both Leicester City and Aston Villa are looking to the veteran midfielder to boost their squad with experience, and a skill-set of elite passing.

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Carrick joined United from Tottenham in 2006 for £18m, and since then, his career has birthed a host of great accolades: five Premier League titles, and one Champions League medal.

The 36-year-old has established himself as a hero at Old Trafford, although this season consistent game time has eluded him. With only one appearance in the Carabao Cup last month, Carrick has found his search for game minutes to be fruitless.

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This could entice him to make a move towards Aston Villa or Leicester City. West Brom are also in the hunt, in which fellow veteran, Gareth Barry has now made home.

United boss, Jose Mourinho has attributed the midfielder’s exclusion with the increased competition within the squad.

"(Sergio) Romero played the Europa League final, which was the game of the season for us and he is not playing," the United boss said (via the Sunday Express).

"We gave him a contract because we think he is a good player, an important player, he is just in a team where I think in this moment (Nemanja) Matic and (Marouane) Fellaini are in the best form that I have ever seen them."

Mourinho has lobbied for patience from his fringe players, but whether Carrick is up for the fight for minutes at United, or will look elsewhere for much greener pastures will soon be answered when transfer window re-opens in January.

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