Thursday, 9 June 2016

Carrick Extends his Contract


Manchester United is delighted to announce that
Michael Carrick has agreed terms to extend his
contract for a further year to June 2017.

Carrick, 34, signed for United in July 2006. During
his time at the club, he has won five Premier
League titles, an FA Cup, one League Cup, a FIFA
Club World Cup, and a UEFA Champions League.

Michael Carrick said:
"This great club has been a part of my life for the
past 10 years, so I am delighted that this incredible
journey is continuing. It’s great to have the
opportunity to work under José Mourinho, who has
achieved so much during his managerial career. I
would like to thank the fans for their unwavering
support. Winning the FA Cup was a special moment
and, hopefully, we can go on to win more trophies
in the future."

José Mourinho said:
"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."

United Sign Bailly


Manchester United is delighted to announce that
Eric Bertrand Bailly has completed his transfer
from Villarreal CF, subject to successfully
obtaining a work permit. Eric joins on a four-year
contract with the option to extend for a further two

Bailly, 22, made 47 appearances for Villarreal since
joining on 29 January 2015. The Ivory Coast central
defender has made 15 appearances for his country
and was part of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations-
winning team, having appeared in all six matches
during the competition.

Bailly said: "It is a dream come true to be joining
Manchester United. To play football at the highest
level is all I have ever wanted to do.
"I want to progress to be the best that I can be
and I believe working with Jose Mourinho will help
me develop in the right way and at the right club. I
am looking forward to meeting my new team-mates
and to starting this new chapter of my life."

Mourinho said: "Eric is a young central defender
with great natural talent. He has progressed well to
date and has the potential to become one of the
best around.
"We look forward to working with him to help
nurture that raw talent and fulfil his potential. Eric
is at the right club to continue his development."
More: Look out for an exclusive interview with Eric
on MUTV and from 14:00 BST. You can
view further photos in the gallery above.