Wayne Rooney makes life easier for Man United players, says Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick lavishes praise on England and Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney
Michael Carrick says the Manchester United squad appreciate Wayne Rooney “an awful lot”.
The 28-year-old will become England’s nine centurion when the United striker captains the Three Lions against Slovenia in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday.
To play with him for so long at United, he is someone you appreciate an awful lot
And United midfielder Carrick reckons the Red Devils forward, who has scored 43 England goals, doesn’t get enough credit for his achievements.
“Certainly the players who have played with him and from my point of view, he is fully appreciated,” Carrick is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.
“We have been through a lot together.
“I have not under-estimated what he has brought. When he burst onto the scene, you could see he was special and had something about him. Everyone enjoyed watching him play.
“To play with him for so long at United, he is someone you appreciate an awful lot. Everything he brings to the team makes it easier for others around him to play.”
Rooney has scored three goals in eight Premier League games.