Michael Carrick signs new one-year deal to stay with Manchester United

Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year deal at Manchester United, the club confirmed on Saturday night.

The midfielder, who will turn 36 in the summer, was due to be out of contract at the end of the season that just concluded.

But ahead of his testimonial on June 4, he has signed an extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018 for a 12th season at the club.

"What a fantastic way to finish off the season, with a new trophy in our cabinet," said Carrick. "I am delighted that my journey with this great club is going to continue.

"My focus now is looking ahead to my testimonial match next Sunday. It will be a very proud moment for me and my family, and is the perfect way to top what has already been a great season.

"I am thrilled that the fans will also get to see our shiny new Europa League trophy on the day."

Carrick has made 38 appearances this season, scoring once, and was an unused substitute during the Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael over this past season," added manager Jose Mourinho.

"He is one of the true professionals of the game. Not only is he a great footballer, he is also a fantastic human being and a great role model to our younger members of the team.

"I am delighted he has extended his contract and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Michael all the best for his well-deserved testimonial match next Sunday."