Recently there have been reports that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a contract extension at Old Trafford.
The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires.
However, club legend Paddy Crerand confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.
Crerand said: “Something that happened today that nobody has mentioned, and I’m delighted that he has signed another contract: Michael Carrick. He’s signed a contract for another year. There was a situation where it looked as if his contract was up at the end of this year and that was it, but from what I’m gathering he’s there for another year.”
Now there are fresh reports claiming that the reason Carrick agreed to the extension was because of Jose Mourinho.
Apparently the new Manchester United manager called the experienced central midfielder and assured him regarding game time.
Carrick is one of the finest central midfielders around and his experience will be a major plus for new manager Jose Mourinho.
Carrick has won several trophies with Manchester United including the FA Cup, Premier League and the Champions League.
Apart from his contributions on the pitch, he could also be a valuable asset in the dressing room in terms of leadership and nurturing the young players.