Michael Carrick has revealed his delight after signing a one-year contract extension at Manchester United.
Carrick put pen to paper on the extended deal on Thursday, bringing to an end speculation over where his future might lie.
The 34-year-old, who joined Man United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, claimed that he is looking forward to the prospect of working with new manager Jose Mourinho.
“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.
“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.”
Carrick knows the club inside out having been at Old Trafford for so long and it was important for Mourinho to keep him at United, both for his role within the dressing room and his class on the pitch.
Of course, Carrick is entering the twilight of his career and he will need to be used sparingly next season but he showed during the 2015/16 campaign that he can still offer a lot to the side.
Mourinho has only been in the job a matter of weeks and he has checked two important boxes by signing Eric Bailly and tying down Carrick.