Manchester United star Michael Carrick has signed a new contract to stay at Old Trafford until June 2015, with the option of a further year if club and player agree.
The England international is a vital cog in the Red Devils midfield, breaking up opposition attacks and dictating play from the centre of the park.
Carrick makes an average of four interceptions every Premier League match, protecting his defence well, and the 32 year-old also makes 77 passes per match – astonishingly over 20 more per game than any other Manchester United player.
Having signed for the Old Trafford outfit in July 2006, Carrick has claimed five Barclays Premier League titles, one League Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup and a UEFA Champions League.
“I am delighted Michael has extended his contract,” manager David Moyes told the official Manchester United website.
“During my short time at the club it hasn’t been hard to notice that Michael is a great reader of the game and has excellent passing ability.
“He is an exceptional man and a true professional and it’s great that he has committed himself to the club”.
“It is great to extend my contract at this great club,” added Carrick.
“I am really enjoying my football.
“The club has gone through a few changes and working under David Moyes has been fantastic.
“I have won many trophies in my years playing here and I am looking forward to achieving more in the future.”