CARRICK NAMES THE BEST PLAYER HE PLAYED WITH AT MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United legend and coach Michael Carrick played alongside some big names during his playing days at Manchester United before retiring to become a coach at Manchester United.

Some of the players he played with during his playing days at Manchester United include Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand but Carrick insists Paul Scholes was the best team-mate he’s ever played with.

Carrick played alongside Scholes in central midfield for Manchester United and they won five Premier League titles, the Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup trophy together.

When asked who the best team-mate he’s ever had was, Carrick told the Mirror: “I always say Scholesy because he was right next to me and, as a partnership, he was fantastic to play with.

“We had some incredible players, amazing, but I always go back to Scholesy.”

Carrick also revealed the Manchester United team of 2008 was the best Manchester United team he played in.

Asked the best Manchester United team played in, Carrick added: ““I’d have to say 2008, really. It had a bit of everything.

“All the way up to the 2009 Champions League Final, we thought we were the best team in Europe.

“From the semi-final in 2007, to be unbeaten in Europe for two and a half years shows we were right up there.”