Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new one year contract to stay at the club till 2017.
Carrick whose contract had expired this summer was a vital part of the squad last season, winning the F.A Cup for the first time after leading the club to defeat Crystal Palace in the final. A statement on the clubs website says;
Manchester United is delighted to announce that Michael Carrick has agreed terms to extend his contract for a further year to June 2017.
Carrick, 34, signed for United in July 2006. During his time at the club, he has won five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, one League Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, and a UEFA Champions League.
Michael Carrick said: “This great club has been a part of my life for the past 10 years, so I am delighted that this incredible journey is continuing. It’s great to have the opportunity to work under José Mourinho, who has achieved so much during his managerial career. I would like to thank the fans for their unwavering support. Winning the FA Cup was a special moment and, hopefully, we can go on to win more trophies in the future.”
José Mourinho said: “Michael is a very intelligent midfielder and a great reader of the game. I am pleased that he will be extending his contract. His form this year shows his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever. Michael has a wealth of experience from his many years at the club and that knowledge will be invaluable to me. I am really looking forward to working with him.”