Jose Mourinho is ready to extend Michael Carrick’s contract at Manchester United, after getting impressed with the 35-year-old Englishman.
Michael Carrick signed a 1-year contract at the start of this season, allowing him to wear the famous red jersey of Manchester United for the 12th year in a row. Since his arrival from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, Carrick has been an impact player for Manchester United in the midfield.
And now, in his 12th season as a Red Devil, Carrick is relishing the role of a vice-captain under his new manager Jose Mourinho. The midfielder has been impressing Mourinho with his fitness and intensity of the League.
“Michael is 35 years old. With such an intense game he was having some cramps in the last period, which is normal. It is very sad to know that time flies for every one of us,” Mourinho recently said.
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Since arriving at United, Carrick has won all major trophies at Manchester United, including the Champions League in 2008.
Mourinho, while talking to the reporters, further added: “He is such a fantastic player and it is a pity, I always loved him, but instead of being his manager when he was 25 I am his manager when he is 35.”
“We have a good understanding. We know when he can play. We know when he is ready and when he needs a rest. I am still having Michael Carrick and probably for one more season. That’s life.”
Manchester United’s midfield trio of Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, and Paul Pogba are now helping each other in their development. Since Carrick’s inclusion, Pogba has begun to produce the form that is expected from the world record signing.
Carrick has made 8 appearances for Manchester United across all competitions this season, and United have won 7 out of them, and drew 1. The presence of such a phenomenal player has certainly helped Manchester United and its players.