Carrick: Retiring Man Utd legend Scholes underrated

Michael Carrick says Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes deserved more recognition this week following his retirement.

Michael Carrick says Manchester United teammate Paul Scholes deserved more recognition this week following his retirement.

Carrick is arguably the perfect candidate to evaluate his team-mate’s immeasurable quality and having thought about it, the 31-year-old is adamant the ‘Class of 1992’ graduate is still criminally underrated within football.

“First and foremost, I’d like to say that Scholesy still doesn’t get enough credit as he should for me,” Carrick told MUTV. “He is not regarded as highly in the game as he should be. If you ask anyone who has played against him or played with him, he is right at the top of their tree of players.

“It has been such a privilege to play with him. Even on Sunday (against Swansea), knowing it was his last Old Trafford game, it really meant a lot to me and I really enjoyed it. I made the most of it.

“It is sad to see him go but he has earned his retirement, he has done more than enough in the game and everyone has learned more than enough from him. I’m sure he’ll enjoy himself.”

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