Manchester United have announced that veteran midfielder Michael Carrick will remain at the club until June 2018.
The Europa League winning-midfielder initially struggled to fit into the Portuguese tactician’s system, but later became an important part of Jose Mourinho’s lineups, and ended up making 18 Premier League starts this season.
Following the extension of his contract, the 35-year-old told United’s official website: “What a fantastic way to finish off the season, with a new trophy in our cabinet. I am delighted that my journey with this great club is going to continue.
“My focus now is looking ahead to my testimonial match next Sunday; it will be a very proud moment for me and my family, and is the perfect way to top what has already been a great season. I am thrilled that the fans will also get to see our shiny new Europa League trophy on the day.”
José Mourinho also spoke about the decorated veteran, by stating: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael over this past season. 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.”