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Michael Carrick signs one-year contract extension at Manchester United

Rohan Menon
1.83K   //    21 Mar 2015, 00:24 IST
Carrick signs a one-year contract extension for Manchester United

Michael Carrick has signed a deal that will extend his time at Manchester United by one year. The extension will see the 33-year-old stay at Old Trafford till June 2016. Carrick has appeared for United 376 times in his 9 long years at the club during which he scored 23 times. He joined United in 2006 as a potential replacement for the club’s former captain Roy Keane. 

The defensive midfielder recently put up an impressive performance in the 3-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur. He scored a goal and assisted Marouane Fellaini in the match.

The news of the contract extension came out during Louis van Gaal’s weekly MUTV interview, during which the Dutchman spoke about Carrick’s importance to the team.

“He is for me my second captain behind Wayne Rooney and he can also read the game as a team player so that’s very important,” said Van Gaal

“He has also an excellent pass forward. I like as a manager passers forward so that’s very important for me.”

Carrick has played 259 matches for the Red Devils scoring 17 goals.

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