Carrick signs one-year Manchester United extension

The England international has made 376 appearances for the Red Devils since signing for the club in 2006 and will complete a decade at Old Trafford after extending his contract

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

The 33-year-old’s contract was set to expire this summer but the former West Ham and Tottenham man has penned a deal tying him to the club until 2016.

Carrick has made 17 appearances under Louis van Gaal this season, notably helping United to a 3-0 win over former club Spurs on Sunday.

The Dutchman said: “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.

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

Carrick made his first appearance for Van Gaal in November after starting the season in the treatment room and he only recently returned from a February layoff in the club’s 1-0 win at Newcastle two weeks ago.

Carrick celebrated his return to form with a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the fixtures against Lithuania and Italy at the end of the month.

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