Michael Carrick extends Man United contract until 2015 with option of a further year

Carrick has been one of Man United's most important players in recent years. Photo: PA

England midfielder Michael Carrick has extended his contract with Man United until June 2015, with the option of a further year, the club have announced.

The deal, which includes an option to extend the deal by a further year, recognises Carrick's status as one of the central components of David Moyes' revolution and will extend the midfielder's stay at Old Trafford to a full decade.

Carrick told the club's official Twitter account: "It's great to extend my contract at this club. I'm really enjoying my football. I've won many trophies and look forward to more."

Now 32, Carrick joined United for £18million from Tottenham in 2006, since when he has won five Premier League titles, a Champions League crown and the League Cup.