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Mourinho praises Carrick’s experience after player signs new deal

Manchester United's Michael Carrick celebrates after winning the FA Cup at the end of the match

José Mourinho believes having someone with Carrick’s experience at Manchester United will help him to learn the ropes at Old Trafford quickly.

Manchester United's Michael Carrick celebrates after winning the FA Cup at the end of the matchMichael Carrick has signed a new one year deal at Old Trafford

José Mourinho has praised Michael Carrick’s ‘wealth of experience’ after it was announced on the club’s website that the English holding midfielder had signed a one year contract extension.

Carrick’s future had been the subject of much speculation, with Perth Glory in Australia seeking to lure the former West Ham and Spurs player away from British shores, following a reduced role this past season under Louis van Gaal.

But José Mourinho still believes that Carrick has a role to play at the club, citing his wealth of experience and his footballing intelligence as reasons for why he deserves to stay at Old Trafford for at least another year.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in the stands before the matchMourinho has praised Carrick's experience

“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."

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick kiss the trophy as they celebrate winning the FA Cup with teammatesManchester United's Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick kiss the trophy as they celebrate winning the FA Cup with teammates

Mourinho looks now to be getting down to business at Old Trafford, having made it his first official signing yesterday with the arrival of Ivorian defender Eric Bailly from Villareal.

And it is safe to say that won’t be the last deal Mourinho will make this summer, especially thanks to rumoured war chest supposedly totaling over the £150 million mark to play with.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring the first goal for PSGZlatan is linked with Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been one other big name signing that is tipped to be on the cards, whilst recent reports have also linked the Red Devils with Alvaro Morata.

However, the future of Louis van Gaal’s number two Ryan Giggs still hangs in the balance, and it is believed he is considering an offer to stay at Old Trafford, but not as Mourinho’s assistant.

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