Scholes: Carrick deserves a new contract

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says the club should not hesitate to offer midfielder Michael Carrick a new contract.

The 35-year-old Carrick, who's contract expires in the summer, has been a stabilising influence in United's team this season – the Red Devils only losing once with the former England international in the starting line-up.

However, Carrick has only been used sparingly by Jose Mourinho which has made some unsure if the former Tottenham and West Ham player will be offered a new deal.

Scholes told Goal: "He's definitely worth another year, Michael. He's not a player who burns himself out in games, he's more of a controlled player, he's a fit lad but he always knows where to be on a football pitch.

"He's always in the right place, he plays his position brilliantly and when he came into the team from October onwards there were something like 16, 17 or 18 games maybe where they didn't lose.

"He had a big influence on people like Paul Pogba, he got the best out of him and Herrera. He's just tailed off a little bit over the last couple of weeks but I still think he’s got a part to play."