Jose Mourinho reveals his delight at seeing Michael Carrick sign a new contract with Manchester United this weekend

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick

Jose Mourinho has revealed his delight at seeing Michael Carrick put pen to paper on a new contract with Manchester United.

The 35-year-old midfielder has agreed a new deal to stay at Old Trafford for another season after originally signing a one-year contract extension following Mourinho’s appointment last summer.

Carrick, whose new deal runs until June 2018, has been a reliable performer in midfield for the Red Devils whenever called upon by Mourinho this term.

The midfielder notched up 22 Premier League appearances for Manchester United this season as the Red Devils ended up sixth in the table.

Manchester United won the EFL Cup and Europa League in Mourinho’s first season in charge at the club and the Portuguese coach was delighted to see Carrick sign a new deal with the Red Devils.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael over this past season,” Mourinho told Manchester United’s website.

“He is one of the true professionals of the game. Not only is he a great footballer, he is also a fantastic human being and a great role model to our younger members of the team.

“I am delighted he has extended his contract and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Michael all the best for his well-deserved testimonial match next Sunday.”

Manchester United will be hoping to use the lure of Champions League football to attract some top talent to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window after their Europa League win confirmed their spot in the group stage for next season.

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