Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Captain Carrick as Mourinho Hands Him Armband

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It's Captain Carrick as Mourinho Hands Him Armband

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UNITED have confirmed Michael Carrick as the new club captain.

The midfielder takes over the armband from Wayne Rooney, who was handed the honour when Nemanja Vidic departed in 2014, and it is a just reward for 11 years service to the club.

Carrick signed a one-year contract extension at United this summer, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least June 2018.

Jose Mourinho was keen to keep hold of the 35-year-old, who wields a significant influence in the dressing room and is a mentor to some of the younger players.

Now the manager has extended that influence through naming Carrick his new club captain.

The new skipper said: "It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club. It is my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old. …

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