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Carrick happy to mentor Man Utd youngsters

Michael Carrick is happy to be a role model for the less experienced Manchester United players. Five Premier League titles and three Champions League final appearances mean the 31-year-old midfielder is something of a role model at Old Trafford.

"The responsibility changes a little bit as you get older," said Carrick.

"It is an experience thing. The longer you play and more games you have, then the experience comes.

"The younger boys sometimes look for a bit of guidance or help in dealing with certain situations.

"I have certainly done that in the past with Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. It is part of the continuity and traditions we try to keep at the club.

"I am one of the older ones now. It is not something that bothers me."

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