er Michael Carrick has signed a new three year contract to keep him at the Theatre of Dreams until 2014.
United fans have been lobbying for him to be left out of the first team, never mind be offered a new deal.
It is common knowledge that over the last two seasons, and this one in particular, Carrick has been far from his best. In fact, he seems to be on the decline and as he is approaching thirty years old, that may not be far off the mark.
His passing has been abject at best and his tackling not much better.
United fans were hoping, that with Carrick's contract running out at the end of the season, Sir Alex Ferguson would use this as a time to re-shape the midfield and bring in some new, fresh and exciting faces.
This is looking increasingly unlikely.
So should Carrick have been given a new contract?
Does this mean new faces will not be brought in this summer?
What do you think?