As Michael Carrick prepares to lace up his boots for one last time in the Premier League, the long-term Manchester United servant has been a popular figure this week, with everyone wanting to speak to him.
The former West Ham and Spurs midfielder will play his final league game for the Red Devils in this weekends fixture against Watford, before retiring and joining Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff.
Having spent 12 years at Old Trafford and having won 12 major honours, its inevitable that Carrick has played with some absolutely world class players, but one player stood out more than most, his former midfield partner Paul Scholes.
He said: “I’d have to say Scholesy because I just played so close to him, you know.
“I’ve played with some world-class players, some of the best that’s played the game, but Scholesy was just something else.
“I still think I’m just fortunate to have seen him train every day and having the best seat in the house, stood next to him passing the ball and seeing what he could do with it.
“It was just outrageous how good he was.
“I could pick 10-15 players that I played with over the years — Ronaldo, Wazza [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand], Giggsy, Gary Neville… [he was an] unbelievable full-back, unbelievable captain – but Scholesy just nicks it.”
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