Galatasaray failed with bid for Man Utd's Carrick

Galatasaray have made a surprise move for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Galatasaray have made a surprise move for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.

The Daily Star Sunday says Galatasaray viewed Carrick, whose current deal is up next summer, as a potential alternative to Felipe Melo, 30.

But they wrapped up a deal for the Brazilian this week after having their Carrick enquiry knocked back.

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