Carrick wants to emulate Giggs, Scholes Man Utd longevity
Carrick reckons he has enough miles left on the clock to join that vintage club.
He said: "When I started out in the game, once people saw you were past 30 they thought you were on a downward spiral in terms of your career and you had peaked at 28 or 29.
"Now I think you reach that stage a lot later and I'm feeling great.
"There is also the responsibility of leading the younger boys and showing them just how to do things and how to act - not just on the pitch but off it.
"This is my seventh season here and the older you get, playing a lot of games all helps.
"The little bit more responsibility you get is a natural progression of that."