WATCH as Jose Mourinho talks up “phenomenal” Manchester United veteran after stunning derby victory

By Alex Taylor

Michael Carrick has been around forever.

The United veteran must feel more like 45 than 35 having played top-flight football for 17 years!

Michael Carrick, Manchester United

Michael Carrick on display for Manchester United

Despite his age it’s pretty clear that Carrick has still got it.

His pace was on show for all to see against Manchester City this week and now he’s being talked up by boss Jose Mourinho.

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Jose gave Carrick a new one-year deal in the summer and now seems to be reaping the rewards.

United fans have been crying out for Michael to start more often this season as they seek a calming influence in midfield.

The thing we don’t get is how Marouane Fellaini is ahead of him in the pecking order!?

We reckon Jose has lost his marbles, he must be mad to do that…

To be fair though Mourinho is right – Carrick can’t play every week anymore, but surely he can play more than he does?

Have a look at what United have been missing out on this season below.

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