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Rooney excited to work with Mourinho at Man Utd

Rooney will team up with Jose Mourinho next season. Credit: PA

Wayne Rooney believes "exciting times" lie ahead at Manchester United following Jose Mourinho's appointment as manager.

Months of speculation finally came to an end last Friday, with the former Chelsea boss signing a three-year deal at Old Trafford following Louis van Gaal's wholly-expected sacking.

Mourinho's arrival has been welcomed by many connected to the club and captain Rooney has joined the chorus of those backing the appointment.

"It's exciting - one of the best managers in the world," the 30-year-old said.

"Obviously he knows the Premier League really well and for myself, and I am sure for the other Manchester United players, it's exciting times. I am looking forward to it."

Midfielder signs new Man United contract

Michael Carrick is staying put. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year deal at Old Trafford, according to Paddy Crerand.

The former United defender told MUTV that veteran midfielder Carrick will stay on in Manchester following the arrival of Jose Mourinho.

Something that happened today that nobody has mentioned, and I'm delighted that he has signed another contract: Michael Carrick. He's signed a contract for another year.

There was a situation where it looked as if his contract was up at the end of this year and that was it, but from what I'm gathering he's there for another year.

– Paddy Crerand

Jose Mourinho will be a success at Man United - Terry

John Terry says Jose Mourinho will be a success at Manchester United Credit: PA

John Terry has backed his former boss Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United this season and suggests the fight between the new Premier League managers will be great for English top-flight football.

The former Chelsea manager was appointed this week as the successor to Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, while Antonio Conte takes over at Stamford Bridge after UEFA Euro 2016 and joins a host of new managerial faces in England.

Pep Guardiola will pitch up at Manchester City this summer, while the likes of Leicester City, Liverpool and West Ham United all brought in new managers at the start of, or during, last season, and Terry thinks the battle of minds on the sidelines will make for intriguing viewing in the new campaign.

It's fantastic news for Man United. I'm sure the Man United fans and players will be delighted with (Jose Mourinho's appointment) it. I've said many times before, he's the best manager I've worked under and a real delight.

It's a shame the way he finished at Chelsea this year but I wish him well because he's a great manager and a great man as well, he'll be great for Manchester United I'm sure.

I think it's great for English football, not only what Leicester achieved last year with Claudio Ranieri coming in, Jose and Pep Guardiola up in Manchester, Conte coming to Chelsea as well, there's a real fight among the managers.

I think it's going to be interesting, not only for football in general but also for the Premier League.

– John Terry
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