Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has celebrated the performances of Michael Carrick this season.
The England international has been one of the Red Devils’ most consistent performers so far, contributing heavily to their status as Premier League champions elect.
But, despite filling the boots of veteran Paul Scholes, the ex-Tottenham man has barely been mentioned alongside players such as Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and team-mate Robin van Persie as a candidate for the players of the season award.
Fergie is not bothered by this, and believes that even if he doesn’t receive recognition everybody at Old Trafford appreciates his contributions:
“If he is recognised by us and by the fans – you hear them now singing about Michael all the time – that satisfies him more than an award.” He is quoted by The Metro.
“It’s taken a while but the fans had Scholesy to drool over for years.
“Michael has taken up the baton and done well.”
Some have speculated that the disappointment of this season for Manchester City will push them into the transfer market in a bid to bridge the gap.
But, Fergie feels that his side will remain England’s dominant force for some time due to the presence of talented youngsters in his squad:
“We’ve got a lot of youth in the team, there’s no doubt about that,
“The record over the last 20 years tells you we’re not going away. So I’d expect us without doubt to have a real good challenge next year.”
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