Carrick insists Man Utd can handle Scholes retirement

Michael Carrick says Manchester United will survive the retirement of Paul Scholes.

Michael Carrick says Manchester United will survive the retirement of Paul Scholes.

Carrick believes that United will be able to cope - just as they did when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in an £80million deal back in July 2009.

He said: "When Cristiano left, they said, 'You can't replace him because of the player he is' - but you have to adapt as a squad and as a team.

"We have lost Scholesy but we've got to adapt. I'm not going to play like Scholesy because that's not my game - and neither will Anderson or Ryan Giggs.

"You have to adapt in different ways and I'm sure we will do that. I'm not going to change as a player, that's the way I am. You are your own character, personality and player.

"I'll just keep doing the things I do. It has been successful over the years, so it won't change how I do things."

 
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