United fans have been waiting all season for one particular contract renewal, and we are delighted to announce that it has finally happened. Yes, Michael Carrick, United's premier smooth-passing, deep-lying, opinion-splittingmidfielder, has signed on for another year of the Van Gaal revolution.
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As United's official website reminds us, Carrick has made 376 appearances for the club and scored 23 goals, "most recently netting a technically impressive header during last weekend's 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur". Though he's missed a fair chunk of this season with injury, Van Gaal clearly believes he's got another year in his 33-year-old legs.
Indeed, he might even be staying longer than that. In his big interview yesterday, Van Gaal identified Carrick as "more-or-less" a "trainer-coach". Perhaps there's a future United manager under there somewhere.
Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 20, 2015