Carrick, Evra, Ferdinand, Giggs or Vidic: Who do Manchester United need to retain most?

The experienced Old Trafford stars are coming to the end of their contracts but who should David Moyes look to tie down to a new deal as a priority in the coming months?
The end of an era is fast approaching for Manchester United.

The old guard consisting of Michael Carrick, Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Nemanja Vidic are all in the latter parts of their illustrious careers, with their contracts up at Old Trafford in the summer.

David Moyes faces the tricky decision over whether to offer the experienced quintet new deals but just who deserves an extension most?

Man United star set to extend contract
As exclusively revealed by Goal, Michael Carrick, who has emerged as one of the club's most important midfielders over the years, looks the most likely to put pen to paper with United preparing to hold talks in the next fortnight over a two-year extension.

Patrice Evra's future is less certain. The 32-year-old has hinted that his time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end, with Moyes making no secret of his desire to land Leighton Baines over the summer, although, despite his age, the Frenchman remains one of the Premier League's top left full-backs.

After playing the full 90 minutes in all six of United's opening games of the Premier League season, Rio Ferdinand missed out on the most recent meetings with Sunderland and Southampton with a groin injury but does his years of experience at the highest level mean he should be a certainty to stay?

Should Ryan Giggs bring an end to his unprecedented playing career to focus more on the coaching side, with the 39-year-old kept on in a player/coach role by Moyes when he first joined the club, or does he still have something to offer?

And what of skipper Nemanja Vidic? Injuries have steadily creeped up on the Serb in recent seasons and at 32, Moyes could be tempted to cash in with there likely to be a queue of suitors interested in taking the former Spartak Moscow man.


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