Michael Carrick gives Manchester United fans something to cheer about

by Sam Peoples

Michael Carrick has revealed his desire to sign a new contract at Manchester United that could see him play at Old Trafford until he retires.

The 32-year-old has been at the club since 2006 and been integral to one of our most successful periods as a club. He has five Premier League’s, one Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup and one League Cup medal to his name.

He has made a slow start to life under David Moyes but was back to his best against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek and he has every intention of signing a new deal with the club, if it was to be offered to him.

“I’d love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club. It’s a fantastic club, I’ve had great times here,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I feel good at the moment, I’ve just turned 32 so I’ve got a bit of time yet.”

Despite getting older, Carrick played his best football last season and was United’s most important player in a campaign where he was deservedly short-listed for PFA Player of the Year and won the Players’ Player of the Year at United’s end of season awards.

He has been criminally underrated for years by England and fans of other teams who haven’t watched him on a weekly basis, but United fans know how important he has been to our success.

It would be fantastic to see Carrick sign a new deal and given that he is only three years away from a testimonial, I’d be surprised if he didn’t continue playing until then so long as injuries don’t mar the end of his career at Old Trafford.

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