Date: 1st December 2009 at 12:51pm
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Incredible, this media age: Michael Carrick had a few bad games at the start of the season after three years of excellence – and he’s been touted for a return to Spurs on the back of these games! Fortunately, he’s not interested in that.

‘You never know in football but I see no reason to leave at all,’ he said.

‘I am delighted to be here. It is as high as you can get.’

With his form improving steadily he’s a key man at United again – why would he think about leaving? How many of United’s key players signed for Spurs in the last 20 years? I can think of only one, Teddy Sheringham, who was 35 when he returned to his former club after an excellent 2000/01 season at the end of which he won PFA Player of the Year award.

But Carrick is 28, he’s an important part of the team and it’s clear that he’s very much in Sir Alex’s plans. No reason to leave.