Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes claims that former Reds midfielder Michael Carrick has still got what it takes to play at the highest level.
“I watched Carrick playing in training and he didn’t miss a pass,” said Fernandes, as quoted by The Mail. “It’s unbelievable how fresh and sharp he is doing the exercises with us
“I was talking with Fred and I was going to say to him, ‘Hey, watch him playing and do the same!’ but I thought it was unfair and so I didn’t say it! But it was amazing – if someone from outside came to watch training, nobody would say this guy isn’t playing in the team.
“He’s a player who has that quality of passes and also when we need to do some finishing or passing exercises, he’s always there helping us with the balls.”
Fernandes then compared the former England international to his Portugal teammate and Wolves playmaker Joao Moutinho
“Joao Moutinho and Carrick, they are the sort of players from whom you can learn how to be smart in the game, how to be clever.
“Maybe they’re not the sort of players that kids will watch and say, I want to be like Michael Carrick, but when you have one in the team, you know that guy will never miss a pass, you know he will do the smart pass, most of the times will make the right decision, and you need these kinds of players.”
United’s No.18 who has amassed an healthy 18 goals and 13 assists in just 33 games went on to say
“I’m learning a lot from him and he’s one of the people I like to listen to, because he was a big player, he won a lot of trophies for the club and for me you have to learn from these players.
Carrick spent 12 years at Manchester United during which time claiming five Premier League titles among other trophies including a Champions League in 2008 before he decided to call it a day in 2018.
By Nageem Nawor