Carrick rules out Man Utd exit

Carrick has been linked with a move away from United, despite having another two seasons left on his current contract.

He said: “I have seen some stories suggesting I’d be leaving last summer but I take no notice. It’s part of the game.

“I have never thought I was on my way out of United, not for one minute. It has never entered my mind.

“And neither has the manager said anything to me.

“This is a great place to be and results like the one against Valencia make it all worthwhile when you play a part in something like that.

“I have the rest of this season and next season left on my contract and I would like to stay here for the rest of my career.

“Why would I want to go anywhere else?

“It’s up to me this season to work hard to earn the right to do that and to make it a reality.

“So the aim is to be in the team as often as I can.”