Paul Scholes hails Michael Carrick ability

Scholes hails Carrick ability
© PA Photos
Paul Scholes hails the ability of Michael Carrick, insisting that he is one of Manchester United's most important players.

Paul Scholes has said that he believes Michael Carrick to be one of Manchester United's most important players.

The 37-year-old, who came out of retirement at the start of January, also claimed that Carrick is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

Despite winning four titles in his five seasons at Old Trafford, Carrick continues to divide supporters. However, Scholes has insisted that is not true among his teammates.

"Over the last six years at the club he's been terrific, one of the most under-rated players that the Premier League has had," said Scholes.

"Since he's come we've won the league in all but one season – that says it all. You need players such as Michael to be successful. He's a total team player, which players around him really appreciate.

"To be a central midfielder at this club you have to take responsibility – take the ball all the time, defend at times and be prepared to drive the team on to score goals and win games. Michael does all those things."

Carrick joined Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006 for around £16m.

Ravel Morrison
Read Next:
Ferdinand: 'Morrison has huge potential'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account