£3.5m-a-year midfielder agrees Manchester United deal - report

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After the recent bad news surrounding Michael Carrick’s potential six-week injury lay-off, the Manchester United midfielder has reportedly given his club some far better news by agreeing a two-and-a-half-year contract extension.

The Daily Mail reports that Carrick has agreed to a deal that also has the option of an additional 12-months, and that the news is likely to be announced by the club sometime this week.

The England international is currently out with an Achilles injury, and yet he is an integral part of David Moyes' midfield. In fact it could be argued he is the only quality central midfielder the champions currently possess.

The report goes on to claim that Carrick’s new deal does not include a pay increase. But given that his yearly wage is said to be in the region of £3.5million-a-year, he is unlikely to lose any sleep over that fact.

Carrick has been nothing short of sensational for much of his time at Old Trafford. And his move from Tottenham coincided with a sustained period of success for United that only in more recent times has Carrick been credited with playing a substantial part in.

Now all Moyes needs to do is find a suitable partner for him in the centre of the field…

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