Man United star hailed as best midfielder in the Premier League

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Red Devils ace Michael Carrick as the Premier League’s best midfielder, Daily Mail reports.

After a rather disappointing start to the season, United now sit third in the league and Ferguson believes a lot of credit must be given to the return of Carrick from injury.

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Ferguson told BT Sport: “They have still got great players – I still think Michael Carrick is the best central midfield player in English football, I really do.

“I think he is the best English player in the game.’

Ferguson also praised Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and David de Gea, all whom played a big part in the club’s recent upturn of form.

He added: “I the World Cup maybe taken a little bit out of Van Persie but you watch him in the second half (of the season), he’ll be fine.

“Rooney is back flying again and Rooney will always get you a goal and that’s always an advantage for a team that’s got a goalscorer in the team.

“And the one that is most pleasing for me of the present lot is David de Gea. When we brought him as a kid, yeah he was frail, skinny, but he had ability.

“He has special talents and he is showing that now and I’m really pleased for that kid, I really am. But once they get their players back they will fine, make no mistake about it.”

The Red Devils host Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day in their next Premier League clash.