Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a one-year contract extension, the club have confirmed. Carrick's old deal was set to expire on 30 June but, following talks with new manager Jose Mourinho, he will take his career at Old Trafford into its 11<sup>th season, having joined the club from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2006.
"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," Carrick said, via the club's official website. "It's great to have the opportunity to work under Jose 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."
Mourinho indicated Carrick will be very much part of his first-team plans in the coming season, describing the 34-year-old as an "invaluable" asset.
"Michael is a very intelligent midfielder and a great reader of the game. I am pleased that he will be extending his contract," the manager said. "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 has won 14 major honours during his time at Old Trafford, including five Premier League titles, a Champions League and an FA Cup.
He becomes the third player to commit his future to the club since Mourinho's arrival. Youngsters Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson both penned new long-term deals on 30 May following their breakthroughs last season. The club have also completed their first transfer of the former Chelsea manager's reign, with Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly signing from Villarreal on a four-year deal.