Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw start for Manchester United vs. Bournemouth

Carrick moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2006, and hasn't looked back.

"It is such a privilege to have this fantastic opportunity", the midfielder admitted to a press conference held for the announcement.

Despite being off the pace in the top-flight title race, United remain on course to secure the treble following their EFL Cup victory over Southampton on Sunday.

After the final, Ibrahimovic said he will "see what happens" about extending his deal.

Here is what José Mourinho had to say to BBC on the matter: " I think Zlatan will be staying with us since we do have an option in his contract for a second year.

"I'm asking everyone if they can play", Carrick said when asked about the '08 XI.

"I think I've been out for three weeks so, even if I trained two days before the [EFL Cup final] game, which I did, I didn't expect to be involved".

The United manager added: "I'm a football man. I want to fight with this team and help until the end of season".

"I've managed several clubs and I have never seen such unrivalled passion".

Jose Mourinho's former side have a comfortable lead at the top - 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham.

After rubbishing the rumours of Rooney's return to Goodison Park, Mourinho confirmed that Shaw was set to feature in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.

Cape Town - Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has praised the club's supporters, calling them the most passionate fans he's experienced in his career.

Mourinho was highly criticial of Shaw earlier in the season and recently informed the former Southampton starlet recently that he gives nothing away 'for free.' But the Portuguese is seemingly ready to re-introduce Shaw to the first team fold and says the England worldwide has been working hard to force his way back into the Old Trafford reckoning.

  • Julie Sanders