Scholes link flatters Carrick

Michael Carrick has hailed the influence of his Manchester United team-mate Paul Scholes and admits it is an honour to be compared to him.

Last Updated: 25/02/13 at 11:26 Post Comment

Michael Carrick (R): Happy to be likened to Manchester United legend Paul Schole

Michael Carrick (R): Happy to be likened to Manchester United legend Paul Schole

United won 2-0 at QPR on Saturday and their fans serenaded Carrick with a song likening him to Scholes.

"Scholesy is a legend, so I don't know whether it is tongue-in-cheek but it is a nice song and I will take that," said Carrick.

"It is always good to be compared to players like that. Paul is as good as it gets and has been throughout his career.

"To train alongside him and have the chance to learn every day has been something I have tried to make the most of.

"It has helped me bring my own game on whether he knows it or not and that has been a big help."

Scholes himself has also placed on record his admiration for Carrick, describing his fellow midfielder as a "Rolls Royce" of a player.

Carrick believes it is that kind of mutual respect in the camp that has helped forge such a strong bond between them.

"It shows the respect there is within the squad for each other's game," added Carrick.

"We all have different qualities and we all want to help each other to be successful."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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