Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has hailed Paul Scholes' influence on his own form last season.

Carrick concedes that a major factor behind his improvement as a player has been down to training and playing with midfield partner Scholes.

He told Inside United: "Scholesy has been a massive influence," said Carrick. "Just watching him every day lets you appreciate how good he is.

"If you ask anyone in the game who's in the know, everyone says how good he is and how hard he is to play against. To have him on your team alongside you is great. "He's just an awesome player and one that I'm watching in training and learning from, and hopefully taking things from and trying to do the same."