Man United agree short-term deal with home-grown maestro

According to their official club website, Michael Carrick has agreed to sign a one-year contract extension at Manchester United.

The playmaking midfielder has made 421 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils, during ten-year spell at Old Trafford that will now be extended into an eleventh term.

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During that time, the England international – who has not been selected by Roy Hodgson for Euro 2016 – has lifted five Premier League titles, a League Cup, an FA Cup and a Champions League title.

Carrick had looked set to leave the club this summer, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

Injuries and age have limited the 34-year-old to just 46 Premier League appearances over the last two campaigns and it was unknown whether Jose Mourinho would decide to keep him on.

But it appears Carrick will be a part of the Portuguese’s plans for next season, with United’s official club website confirming he’s agreed the terms of a new deal that will extend his current contract to 2017.

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.