Michael Carrick loves a party after winning a trophy, says Gary Neville
Michael Carrick will be celebrated this weekend in a testimonial match at Old Trafford, marking his 10-year spell with the Red Devils.
Over the years Carrick has garnered a reputation for being a calm and influential figure on the pitch and was rewarded with a new one-year contract this week.
However, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed the 35-year-old was not always so composed.
And he revealed the former Tottenham man was always the loudest after a trophy win – and the last to leave the party.
Michael Carrick joined Manchester United after the 2006 World Cup
"What people may not understand is the quiet, introverted passion that he holds for Manchester United," Neville said.
"When we won leagues, Michael would be the one singing the most and going home last from the parties.
"The one that would look the happiest and most joyous behind the scenes at having won a trophy.
"On the pitch, in front of the crowds, he’d maintain his composure, but behind the scenes he showed how much he loved the club.
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Michael Carrick would be the one singing the most and going home last from the parties
"Believe me, he absolutely loves United."
Carrick joined the Red Devils in 2006 from Spurs and he has since gone on to make almost 460 appearances for the club.
He penned a new deal with the club this week, keeping him at Old Trafford for one more season.