Michael Carrick is set to be handed a new contract at Manchester United.

The Sun says he is in line for a fresh 12-month contract at Old Trafford when his £80,000 a week deal ends this year.

There were suggestions boss Alex Ferguson might opt to cash in on the 31-year-old next summer, with former clubs Tottenham and West Ham United keeping tabs on his situation.

But Carrick has been United's outstanding midfield performer this term.