Manchester United showed tremendous potential to get back to their former heights towards the end of last season.
However, the club are expected to continue with their active investment policy in this summer transfer window as well. Robin van Persie has hinted that the club will be spending around £ 200 million in this transfer window. This has already put a number of players on their toes with regard to their position in the team and this even includes club’s record signing Angel di Maria. One player whose position in the team is extremely secure – despite his age – is Michael Carrick.
The return of the England international to the centre of the park on a consistent basis in the second half of the season was a major reason behind United’s improvement in form. The 33-year-old may not be the one for headlines, but his impeccable passing skills and vision has helped the team get some important results. He is the silent assassin in the team, but England manager Roy Hodgson will be without the services of the former Tottenham midfielder when his team plays in the Euro 2016 qualifying matches. Carrick has ruled himself out of the games against Slovenia due to niggling injuries but he is hoping to return to United’s pre-season tour.
"I thought I might have got involved [with England].But it doesn't look like that's going to be the case now, because I've been out for seven weeks now, so it would be too much to come back for that.I think getting back to pre-season [is the priority] and then hopefully have a good season next year.It's been frustrating, with a few niggles this year, but hopefully that's behind me now. I just want to get fit in pre-season and hopefully have a good season next year," said Carrick.