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Carrick agrees new deal

Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with United which will keep him at the club until 2015, with the possible option of a further year. This is a rare move for the club, given that players in their 30s are usually only offered one year extensions.

Ryan Giggs was given a two year deal in 2005 but other than that, our older players aren’t given the security of longer deals.

“The club has gone through a few changes and working under David Moyes has been fantastic,” said Carrick. “I have won many trophies in my years playing here and I am looking forward to achieving more in the future.”

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  1. zibbie says:


  2. John says:

    Cardiff Vs United is billed as : “Ryan Giggs’s ‘emotional’ return to his hometown team.”

  3. Tommy says:

    Great news the premier leagues most consistent midfielder signing on for another 2 maybe 3 years, Heres to more success Micheal

  4. Lloyd™ says:

    ” John says:
    Slow day in RoM it seems! Either people ran out of opinions due to
    int’l break or @scott front gate guard has delayed the arrival of

    As much as this new system will weed out trolls, it’ll also discourage some genuine poster from coming here. There are a lot of people that despises Facebook and Twitter, and will never create an account with either of those sites just to be able to post on rom.

  5. martin the nairobian says:

    Rumours Flying around that RVP didn’t fly to wales.if so, its the perfect opportunity to play kagawa to link our midfield and attack,bearing in mind carrick is unavailable.
    Knowing moyes though kagawa might not even play.don’t be surprised seeing young on the left.

  6. martin the nairobian says:

    Ryan Giggs may earn another year at
    Manchester United according to Manager
    David Moyes.(telegraph)
    Giggs is a legend but offering him an extension is running our club on sentiment.this better not be true.we need world class players for every position,not a 40 year old playing for us because of what he’s done in the past.he’ll just be blocking the development of our young players(who are the future) by taking up an extra slot in the team.powell,lingard,zaha and januzaj should be the priority for moyes.not giggs.

  7. dromole says:

    Of recent, i think Giggs playing time has been reduced further by Moyes. As long as moyes realizes that Giggs can only now play part roles, then i have no qualms withhim getting a year extension.

  8. Red Robin says:

    Giggs advised Wayne Rooney to stay.

    Giggs told the Telegraph: “I’m the sort of person where I give people their space and respect them but I let him know I wanted him to stay: ‘This is the place for you. Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record is in your sights. That’s an unbelievable record. Do you really not want to take that chance?”

  9. xyz says:

    Help please guys. Last time I post on this topic, I promise, but I can’t unlink my user name from my twitter account. Zibbie was kind enough to try to explain it yesterday but I couldn’t recreate what he was seeing. I need someone who has logged in using Twitter and unlinked their account to answer one question please. Here are the steps I now take to log in – can you just tell me at what stage you see the website/name fields to clear them please?

    1. When I first go onto to ROM at the bottom of the page in the “Leave your comments below” I see a Facebook and Twitter icon and am told to log in using one.
    2. I click on twitter which opens a new window and gives me the twitter logon – there are 2 boxes – username/email address and password. There are 2 buttons – log in and cancel.
    3. I hit the log in button and am brought back to ROM where now in the “Leave your comments below” section at the bottom I am told I am logged in as xyz and have a log out button beside it. And below I have the “comment” box. Nothing else.

    So at what point in that process am I meant to see/blank out the “website” or “first name” options?


  10. xyz says:

    Back to football, MEN reporting Fellaini unavailable for today with his wrist injury. Does anyone know exactly what is wrong with it? I read somewhere he’ll be out for 10-12 weeks after the operation – never heard of a wrist injury causing a footballer so much hassle.

    Anyway, if true that leaves only Cleverly, Giggs and Anderson to play in the middle. So I guess we’ll see something like:

    De Gea
    Smalling Evans Vidic Evra
    Tony Giggs Cleverly Kagawa
    RVP Rooney

    With Anderson, Adnan, Pea, Nani and Fabio on the bench?

    Should be enough to do the job I guess.

  11. tope_aden99 says:

    I was formerly known as Tope99 on this blog but due to the changes on the website this will be my new name. I had to create a twitter account because I didnt have one so do well to follow me.

  12. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    It’s been a while since i’ve been on here. GAME DAY!!! Liverpool, Southampton, Everton and one of City/Spurs will dro points today. It makes it absolutely imperative that we win today. And we have to do it without VP and Vidic. It won’t be easy but I definitely believe we can get the win. Just concentrate, display the passion we showed against Arsenal two weeks ago and we’ll win this. COME ONNN BOYSSSS!!!!

  13. DreadedRed says:

    Happy Match day Reds! Come on United!

    In the forty years since our last game (could be longer, not sure) I have only aged two weeks!
    Perhaps it’s because I’ve been floating in a zero-gravity void.

    xyz – there seems to be a glitch! When I signed on under the new ‘verified’ system, my username at the bottom of the page was a clickable link to my RoM profile. That is no longer the case.

    I suggest you email Scott the Red at:
    admin[remove](AT) (drop the [remove] bit and replace (AT) with @).

    Ask him how you should access your profile page.

    Good luck mate!

  14. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    I feel like it’s been a while since i’ve seen Januzaj. Hope he gets the start today with Kagawa behind Rooney. Also want to see Nani get some game time today even if its off the bench.

  15. DreadedRed says:

    Mark Reid & NairobiRed & xyz

    Thank you for the positive feedback endorsing my comments that cite our United family’s quotes, I will continue in that vein when I come across other quotes that may be new to the readers of this forum. I work most nights (running a beach bar!) so I usually log on to RoM while most of you are asleep. That’s generally when I find new quotes that haven’t reached the attention of dozing Reds.

  16. xyz says:

    @DreadedRed – cheers for that – I’ll shoot Scott an email.

    Looking forward to the game today…..should be 3 points – interesting to see how some of the fringe/squad players step up to the job today. Great chance for them to shine. I cannot imagine how hard I would work if it was my last chance to carve myself out a career at United….give it everything lads.

  17. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    @xyz Vidic is not available today so it will probably be Evans and Jones. but ideally I would like Jones to play in midfield to provide that physicality and we can draft Smalling into defense. Playing with a midfield of Guggs and Cleverley is far too risky in a must-win game like this. Also, is there any update on Fletcher’s progress? He’s been doing high level training for about a month now. Surely he can earn a bench spot at least.

  18. Tommy says:


    Jones is injured mate, out for next couple of games!

  19. xyz says:

    Thought Moyes said Vidic was fine after a week of rest? If not I guess it has to be Smalling and Evans in centre, Tony at right FB and either nani or Adnan on the right wing.

    According to Moyes’s comments yesterday Fletcher still a fair way off a return and said he doesn’t want to put any dates on a possible return. Makes sense – is a serious and unpredictable illness and heaping pressure on him won’t help at all. I think we have to see him as a bonus if he ever makes it back but not count on it.

  20. John says:

    5 players who might (with leverkusen in mind) have been in starting 11 won’t feature against Cardiff!!!…C’mn, this is why we are reigning champions THAT strength in depth we have in our squad should be enough to grab all 3 points today…tbh I expect it to be a hard fought victory due to injuries but 3 points is all that matters..expect RVP, Vida and Jones to return against Leverkusen which is very imp match as well…for today, With spurs Vs City in mind, we can break into top 4 right after Cardiff game!!…c’mn reds!

  21. Fletch™ says:

    Robin van Persie has not travelled to Cardiff as expected because of groin and toe issues.
    Hoping to have him fit for Leverkusen on Wednesday.

    reported by SportsMail and others

  22. warrored says:

    Rumours that RVP is out and hasn’t travelled but earlier live on MUTV David Stowell had him in his team surely he must know if RVP travelled or not.

  23. Fletch™ says:

    Injury update:

    Jones (groin 2wks)
    RvP (groin ?),
    Carrick (achilles 5wks)

    Back in training: Welbeck, Vidic, Fletcher, and Rafael

  24. John says:

    @Llyod…cheers bro!..As long as ppl respect difference in opinions and don’t vomit negativity too much with help of multiusernames, who cares??..tbh, personal attack by ganging up in 5 or 6 usernames with oversmart attitude is all I don’t like bro!..same poster can use 15 usernames if he keeps it cool with topics and is brilliant enough to give insights re football from flexible perspectives, trust me I would be happy and i’m sure RoM will keep getting the hits it deserve..(Onto your post) yeah but everything has +ves and -ves we can argue about but @scott might have taken his decision thoughtfully re what outweighes what!!..anyway, ENJOY THE MATCH BRO!! Have fun!! C’MN REDS!

  25. John says:

    @Fletch…thanks for updates mate!

  26. Marq says:

    Geez, first it was Arsenal getting a cheap goal yesterday, now City too, and Spurs are just rolling over.

    Its now really important beat Cardiff. They are no pushovers, hope our lads are up for a fight

  27. John says:

    Man Shitttyy are already 3 goals up against Spurs!!

  28. John says:

    haha, made it 4 goals!

  29. Fletch™ says:

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Molde has just won the Norwegian Cup.

    2years league champs and now the League Cup in 2013.
    Couple of fine former red youth players in the squad.

    Congrats to Ole!


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