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Published: 15:08 | 9/6/16

Carrick commits to United


Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year contract to remain at Manchester United until June 2017, the Premier League club has announced.

Carrick's future at Old Trafford looked uncertain following the end of his contract, but new manager Jose Mourinho made it clear that he wanted the 34-year-old to remain at the club.

Having agreed fresh terms, the midfielder has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract.

"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," Carrick told the club's official website.

"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."

Since joining United in 2006, Carrick has won five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, one League Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, and a UEFA Champions League.

Commenting on the new deal, Mourinho stated: "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."

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