Rio Ferdinand singles out Man United star for praise after Paul Pogba’s double

Rio Ferdinand delivers glowing verdict on Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick

Rio Ferdinand highlighted the role of Michael Carrick in Manchester United’s 4-1 victory over Fenerbahce on Thursday night.

The 35-year-old midfielder was restored to Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up for the visit of the Turkish side in the Europa League.

Paul Pogba’s brace and goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard sealed an emphatic victory despite Robin van Persie’s second-half strike for the visitors.

Carrick touched the ball 82 times during the landslide victory and finished with a pass completion of 97 per cent in a dominant performance in midfield.

The England international’s former United team-mate Ferdinand was quick to highlight Carrick’s influence on United’s Europa League triumph on Thursday night.

United played out a goalless draw with bitter rivals Liverpool on Monday night as midfielder Ander Herrera was named man of the match in the Premier League clash.

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The Red Devils make the trip to Mourinho’s former club Chelsea in their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

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