Perth Glory CEO says Michael Carrick has agreed to a new contract with Manchester United

Peter Filopoulos of Perth Glory has given up hopes on signing Michael Carrick after saying that the Englishman has signed a one-year extension with the club.

Perth Glory CEO says Michael Carrick has agreed to a new contract with Manchester United
Michael Carrick of Manchester United celebrates victory after The Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos says that Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with Manchester UnitedThe Englishman's contract was set to expire this summer after an 11-year run with the club. Australian side Perth Glory made inquiries over the 34-year-old to bring him to the Australian A-League.

Carrick has a very good relationship with Perth Glory captain Richard Garcia. The two were teammates during Carrick's time at West Ham United and was even the best man during Garcia's wedding. However, Filopoulos conceded that his side will not be signing Carrick this summer. 

Michael Carrick of Manchester United celebrates following his team's 1-2 victory at the end of extra time during The Emirates FA Cup final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Michael Carrick of Manchester United celebrates following his team's 1-2 victory at the end of extra time during The Emirates FA Cup final match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on May 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

Filopoulos speaks to FourFourTwo

In an interview with FourFourTwo, Filopoulos talked about trying to sign Carrick. "It was a long shot opportunity due to Richard Garcia's relationship with Michael," he said. He continued that by saying Perth was an option for the Englishman as he pondered what was the best move for his career had he not re-signed with Manchester United. 

Carrick is Mourinho's third contract extension

Manchester United TV Paddy Creand  has said on-air that the contract extension has already been agreed to with Manchester United. This would make the 34-year-old, the third player to sign contract extensions with Manchester United in Jose Mourinho's short time as manager. Academy products and first-team breakout players Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Marcus Rashford were the first two players to sign their contract extension. 

Carrick's 2015-16 season

The 34-year-old had an uncertain future under manager Louis van Gaal as the two did not talk about signing an extension, knowing the Englishman's contract was set to expire next month. Carrick did not register a goal or an assist this season in all competitions but was still a cog in the Dutchman's midfield. In the Barclays Premier League, Carrick started 22 games and was substituted on six times. He started four times in both the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup, starting in the final where United edged Crystal Palace