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Michael Carrick is poised to sign a new contract at Manchester United.

Old Trafford bosses have held talks with Carrick, 32, and the midfielder is set to agree a two-year deal.The England star’s current contracts runs out at the end of this ­season and several clubs were hoping to snap him up for free.

But United chief executive Ed Woodward has moved quickly to secure Carrick’s future.

United have been reluctant in the past to hand players over the age of 30 more than 12-month contract extensions.

But Carrick has emerged as one of the most influential figures at the club and is crucial to David Moyes’ hopes of success.

The news is a huge boost to the ex-West Ham player, who is facing up to two months on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.

United are keen to reward him for his consistent performances and give him a deal that could see him finish his career at Old Trafford and, ultimately, lead to a ­testimonial.

A senior United source told Starsport: “Talks are ongoing, but we expect it to be finalised quite soon.”

Carrick, who joined United from Tottenham in a £16m deal in 2006, yesterday reacted to his lay-off that has forced him out of the England squad for the games against Chile and Germany.

Writing on Twitter, he said: “A few weeks out for me, Hate ­missing games! Not used to this injury business, Heal quick and come back stronger.”

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