Manchester United news

Carrick extends contract

March 3, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Michael Carrick has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract at Manchester United.

Michael Carrick
PA PhotosMichael Carrick joined Manchester United from Tottenham in 2006

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Carrick, 29, joined from Tottenham in 2006 for a fee worth up to £18.6 million and has gone on to win three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League, Carling Cup and Club World Cup.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at this great club," Carrick said on the club's official website. "There is fantastic team spirit within the squad and I'm pleased to have committed my future to United.

"We are in a very good position at the moment and I am confident this team will be successful for many years to come."

Sir Alex Ferguson added: "I am delighted Michael has signed a new contract. He has been outstanding since joining us from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006. He is a true professional and it's great he has committed his future to the club."

Meanwhile, Carrick has stressed the need to bounce back from Tuesday's defeat to Chelsea as United prepare to face Liverpool on Sunday.

"At the moment we feel pretty down, but we can move on quickly," he told MUTV. "We have to. We're used to doing that and we're usually good at it - hopefully we bounce back again. We have to forget it and move on.

"It's a huge game on Sunday and we'll be ready for it. We take positives from the game and look to put things right that didn't go well."