Carrick has often been lumped with the ‘underrated’ tag by many fans as despite winning four titles in six years at the club some supporters still criticised the West Ham academy product.
A string of top performances this campaign have meant that even Carrick’s detractors have struggled to criticise the man who’s been at the heart of the Reds midfield for practically every game.
Manchester United’s official club website reports Sir Alex stating of Carrick:
“I think he’s been magnificent,”
“It’s his best-ever season at the club and he’s commanding that position. He’s doing absolutely brilliantly.”
“Even when he came on against West Ham, he helped ease us through the last 20 minutes. Good players do that. He came on and settled us down.”
Many United fans who’ve witnessed Carrick win the midfield battles with Chieck Tiote, Yaya Toure and Steven Gerrard this season will no doubt agree with the manager’s assesment.