Michael Carrick has told Sky
The 31-year-old midfielder has made over 300 appearances for the Red Devils in his stint with the club which will be extended to eight years after this coming campaign.
Following the retirements of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs taking up a coaching role as he winds down his playing days, Carrick has now accepted that he will be a more important figure at the heart of United’s midfield this term. “The responsibility changes as you get older, the longer you play the more experience you gain,” said Carrick.
The Englishman also believes that the changing of the guard at Old Trafford will mean that his teammates will have to be at their very best if they are going to emulate last season’s triumph.
Carrick signed for United from Tottenham in 2006 for a fee of £18.6m which, at the time, made him the sixth-most expensive player acquired by the Red Devils. Since then he has scored 14 goals for the club, winning five Premier League titles and appearing in three Champions League finals, winning one in 2008.
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