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Picture: Photo suggests midfielder set for senior role in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

One of Jose Mourinho’s first acts as Manchester United manager was to secure a new contract for Michael Carrick.

The 34-year-old has been a senior figure at Old Trafford for a decade, and it seems poised to stay that way under Mourinho.

Wayne Rooney uploaded a team photo, taken as United’s boarded for their pre-season tour to China, to Instagram which offers a clue.

Veteran midfielder Carrick is front and centre alongside the Special One, captain Rooney and Mourinho’s assistant Rui Faria.

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Carrick has made 421 appearances in his 10 years at Old Trafford, and was one of United’s vice-captains in Louis van Gaal’s tenure.

Nevertheless, his contract had been allowed to wind down before Mourinho’s arrival. But it appears as though Jose has big plans for Carrick.

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