Michael Carrick joined in the summer of 2006, he was a young talent who was part of West Ham’s successful period of creating English-midfield talent.
He came and was immediately given the number 16 shirt, a shirt worn by another British and United legend Roy Keane, he had a big hole to fill,the big Irishman was an influential name in the dressing room.
But it was a fantastic capture and the Red Devil fans certainly forgot Roy Keane since Carrick brought in new, different skills to Manchester United.
Michael Carrick possesses a talent which was only previously seen by Paul Scholes, he has the skill to keep hold of the ball with calmness and composure, it is a rare sight to see the 33 year old lose the ball.
He just recently got included in the England squad for upcoming friendlies, and the talent he can bring was certainly missed in Brazil 2014.
United fans now have the chance to watch Michael Carrick on the Old Trafford pitch until June 2016, he has made 376 appearances for the club scoring 23 goals.
His best performance debatably was when we humiliated a Roma side 7-1 in his first season, he scored 2 goals.
His composure and calmness has already pleased Louis Van Gaal, who not only made him vice captain but he said “He has an excellent pass forward and that is important for me”.
Michael Carrick is a popular player in the squad, and the fact he has signed a contract extension can only be beneficial for United’s morale as we enter the weekend looking forward to the trip to Anfield.