Man United’s Michael Carrick: I want to emulate Ryan Giggs & Paul Scholes
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he wants to emulate Red Devils legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes
Michael Carrick says he has no plans to hang up his boots any time soon as he aims to emulate Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
The England international enjoyed perhaps his best season as a Red Devils player last term, scoring one goal in 34 top-flight appearances in United’s title-winning campaign.
It earned the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder a PFA player of the year nomination, with Carrick eventually missing out to Real Madrid’s new signing Gareth Bale.
But aged 31, Carrick sees no reason why he can’t continue at a high level for the foreseeable future.
“There’s no reason why I would be thinking of packing up any time soon,” Carrick is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.
“You never know what’s around the corner but I wouldn’t say it was going to be my last one.
“Scholes and Giggs are the perfect examples. I’m not saying I can do what they have done because that’s extreme but it’s something to look at.
“Two or three years ago people were questioning Rio and saying he wasn’t far away from finishing.
“But he kept going and he’s still as strong as ever.
“With experience, you can find a way of getting the best out of yourself.”