Jose Mourinho: My thoughts on Man United midfielder

Jose Mourinho expresses his delight at seeing Michael Carrick sign a contract extension with Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he cannot wait to start working with Michael Carrick after the veteran midfielder signed a one-year contract extension with the Red Devils on Thursday afternoon.

There had been plenty of speculation about the former Tottenham star’s future in recent weeks as it was not clear whether he would be part of Mourinho’s plans at Old Trafford.

However, the midfielder moved to end the uncertainty about his situation by committing himself to the club for another year.

And newly appointed United boss Mourinho admits that he was thrilled to be able to tie Carrick down to a new contract at Old Trafford.

Speaking to United’s website, Mourinho said: “Michael is a very intelligent midfielder and a great reader of the game.

“I am pleased that he will be extending his contract. His form this year shows his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever.

“Michael has a wealth of experience from his many years at the club and that knowledge will be invaluable to me. I am really looking forward to working with him.”

Carrick, who joined United back in 2006, has won five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, one League Cup, a Club World Cup, and a Champions League during his time with the Red Devils.

United signed defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal on Wednesday.

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