Carrick hails Man Utd pal Cleverley after England win

Michael Carrick hailed Manchester United teammate Tom Cleverley after England's victory over Italy.

Michael Carrick hailed Manchester United teammate Tom Cleverley after England's victory over Italy.

Carrick, who replaced Frank Lampard as skipper for the last 20 minutes, praised the performance of debutant Cleverley alongside side in midfield.

He said: "He was fantastic and I had no doubts that he would have a good game.

"I have seen him every day in training at United and know how good he is and, with his personality, he is ideal for the big occasion.

"He has got a good grounding at United and had played in big games already before tonight."

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