Michael Carrick has signed a contract extension at Manchester United, at least according to a man who just tried to sign him. Quoted by Sky Sports as telling FourFourTwo magazine, the CEO of Australian outfit Perth Glory, Peter Filopoulos, revealed he'd attempted to sign the midfield veteran only for Carrick to sign up for the Mourinho revolution instead:
"Perth was an option for Michael Carrick as he was going through what he was going to do in his career had he not landed a new signature with Manchester United.
"We understand he's now secured an extension with Manchester United so that's off the table.
"It's [sic] certainly was an option to him and his family for lifestyle reasons."
Of course, this news doesn't come as a great surprise to anyone, with reports of Carrick's extension having been thrown around for a while. It seems to be a pretty wise decision, if only for cover both in the centre of midfield and in defence. Let's just hope we don't actually have to rely on Carrick for any sustained period of time.