The 18-year-old has been offered a professional contract at United after being plucked from near obscurity on the Tyneside non-league circuit with Walker Central - all of it a world away from the mega-rich backdrop of the Premier League.
Carver told the Evening Chronicle: "Michael is a wonderful example of a late developer.
"And I'm so pleased for him that he's been offered a new deal.
"This is great reward for a player who has worked so hard since he joined the club last summer.
"He has impressed both myself and the manager, which reflects in his selection in several first-team squads.
"He had a tough time of it when first arriving at the club because he was making the adjustment from playing non-league football to the full-time schedule of a pro.
"To add to that, he hasn't had the same guidance from a young age as some of the players already here because he wasn't at the centre of excellence."