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Carrick agrees new Man Utd deal

Michael Carrick
Carrick joined United in 2006 in a 18.6m deal from Tottenham

England midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United.

The 26-year-old emulates defenders Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown, who committed their long-term futures to the Premier League champions last month.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Michael has been outstanding since joining us and it is great he will be a part of this squad for years to come."

Carrick joined United in 2006 in a 18.6m deal from Tottenham.

The new contract ties Carrick, who has made 48 appearances for the club this season, to Old Trafford until at least June 2012.

Carrick was pleased to have completed the deal before Wednesday night's Champions League final against Chelsea.

"This is a fantastic club and it is a pleasure to be part of this great squad," the West Ham academy product told United's website.

"I believe this team will be together for many years to come and to win back-to-back titles in my first two seasons at the club is a dream come true."

Ferdinand, 29, signed a five-year deal in April which effectively means he and Brown, 28, could end their careers with the title holders.

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