Find out who makes the Premier League’s veteran XI…
Despite manager Louis van Gaal having never seen him play in a competitive fixture, Manchester United are ready to give 33-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick a one-year contract extension as he prepares to return to action following ankle surgery – report the Sun.
To some this might seem something of a strange decision, especially when you consider United’s multi-million pound recruitment drive that has been taking place under their new boss.
However, there is no substitute for experience – as the following team of stars prove. Check out this Premier League all-star team, consisting only of veterans aged 31 or over.
GK) Petr Cech (Chelsea, 32)
He might be on the bench at Chelsea this season, but he is still one of the best keepers in the Premier League, and would be welcome in this team.