Most long-term Manchester United fans will be delighted with the news from Old Trafford this afternoon that Michael Carrick has put pen to paper on a new 1 year deal which will see him surpass a decade at the club.
Manchester United’s official website declared one Thursday afternoon:
Manchester United is delighted to announce that Michael Carrick has agreed terms to extend his contract for a further year to June 2017.
This was clearly a decision made by Jose Mourinho, who 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.”
Carrick may have mis-hit a few passes for Manchester United this season but he remains one of the most underrated English midfielders and would still be a shoe-in for the England engine room if TFF was picking the team.
He is still athletic and covers the ground well and his mere presence in the team seems to settle the nerves of his peers.
Signed from Tottenham in 2006, Carrick has played 421 times for United and scored 21 goals. He played 34 times for England without scoring.
But you would have to imagine that if he was Italian or Spanish, he would still be in his national squad. Because he may not have great pace but his reading of the game and passing is still up there with the very best.
Manchester United have been linked this week with a move for Paul Pogba and this could be the prefect duo for the club next season.