Manchester United have offered long serving midfielder, Michael Carrick as a reward for his age-defying performances this season.
The 35-year-old former Tottenham man’s current contract was to expire at the end of this season, but with an extension, he is set to stay at Old Trafford for at least another season, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
Carrick has impressed manager, Jose Mourinho for his leadership skills and attitude, even when not being a regular in the side at the beginning of the season.
Carrick, who plays a testimonial next week to appreciate him for 11 years of dedicated service, has always been underrated throughout his time at Old Trafford, however, he has been an unsung hero who offers balance to a midfield with his calmness in possession and ability to play and seek out forward passes even when put under pressure by opposition players.
Speaking after the deal was announced, the England international said: “What a fantastic way to finish off the season, with a new trophy in our cabinet. I am delighted that my journey with this great club is going to continue. My focus now is looking ahead to my testimonial match next Sunday; it will be a very proud moment for me and my family and is the perfect way to top what has already been a great season. I am thrilled that the fans will also get to see our shiny new Europa League trophy on the day.”
Carrick was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2006, and has since gone on to win 5 Premier League titles, an FA Cup, 2 league Cups, The UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.