Newcastle United missed out on the signing of Michael Carrick due to a late intervention from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, according to the Daily Mail.
Michael Carrick was born in Newcastle and it is no secret that the midfielder is a boyhood fan of the Magpies.
With Carrick’s contract at Manchester United nearing expiration last season, it seemed like the 35-year-old could potentially be joining his childhood club ahead of the start of the current campaign.
As it turned out though, Carrick was awarded a one-year extension by United and consequently, the prospective transfer to St. James’ Park evidently did not come into fruition.
Now according to the Daily Mail, claims have been made that Newcastle were indeed set to secure the services of Carrick this summer but the transfer collapsed at the last minute due to the intervention of Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho had already decided that he would not be using Bastian Schweinsteiger long before his arrival to Old Trafford and the Portuguese manager had instructed the club officials to sign up Carrick to a new deal as a result.