Man United: Michael Carrick signs one-year extension

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has put pen to a paper on a new one-year extension to his contract, the Red Devils have confirmed.

United are looking to improve upon their dismal 5th place showing this season, and are among the top four to challenge for the title next summer.

The veteran midfielder was heavily linked with a move away to Old Trafford this summer, with his previous deal due to expire next month. However, new manager Jose Mourinho has decided to extend the 34-year-old’s career, keeping him at the club until June 2017.

“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,” the England international told the club’s official website.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to work under Jose 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.”

Carrick has racked up 421 appearances for the Red Devils since joining from Tottenham in 2006.

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