Veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed to a one-year extension at Manchester United, days after securing the Europa League trophy.
Michael Carrick has been underrated throughout his career. Since moving to Manchester United, the player has won 5 Premier League titles, an FA Cup, 2 League Cups, a FIFA Club World Cup, a UEFA Champions League title, 6 Community Shields and the latest being the UEFA Europa League.
The current season was tipped to be the swansong of the veteran’s Manchester United career. However, the 35-year-old has now agreed a one-year extension at Old Trafford – a confirmation of which has been released by the club in an official statement on the website.
The news has been greeted well by the fans, who took to Twitter to air their affirmation on the contract renewal.
Third successive extension Carrick’s signed. Due to have a big role developing youngsters. Noticeable he was advising Gomes last week. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 27, 2017
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) May 28, 2017
Carrick and Rooney have won everything that is to be won at club level. Last trophy off their checklist has now been ticked. #MUFC
— Asif. (@Asif9707) May 24, 2017
Great news on Carrick
— Jose is Red (@paddy030987) May 28, 2017
Happy that Carrick has signed one more year. It’s better to keep him on for another year until we have new signings to bulk up the midfield.
— Red Manc Clothing (@RedMancClothing) May 28, 2017
im so happy that Carrick extended his contract❤
— N∆T∆LIE (@natalieluh) May 28, 2017
Carrick signing an extension is much more valuable than any “big name star” the media love to link us with. Can’t wait for his Testimonial!
— Darren Leasley (@dazleasley) May 28, 2017
Happy Micheal Carrick signed a new 1-year contract at United. Really need him to be at his best. #MUFC
— Fabian Ezeogo (@iamEzeogo) May 28, 2017
One more season for Michael Carrick!👏🏻
— James Gisborne (@gizza89) May 28, 2017
One of the good guys is Michael Carrick. Glad he is staying for another year.
— Who Dares Wins (@SimonPkcjones) May 28, 2017
Good to hear Carrick is staying for another season. An excellent professional and role model for some of these youngsters coming through 👍
— Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) May 28, 2017
Oooo Yeaaaa, Michael Carrick is staying at Manchester United… June 2018
— Abiodun Morenikeji™ (@kaygybecks) May 28, 2017
Hard to believe it’s not Scholes; It’s Carrick you know! 🎶🎶🎶
Very chuffed. Adds invaluable experience and a winning mentality to the squad https://t.co/HaAKOjf4fr
— Waheed Vadi (@WaheedVadi) May 28, 2017
Glad carrick signed a new deal still a class act 👊👏👏
— sleemo (@Sleemo16) May 28, 2017
There was one tweet that hit home though, with the fans.
Looks like Carrick will retire at United.
— Wily (@WillionaireF) May 28, 2017