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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