Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand: Carrick should be going to World Cup

Rio Ferdinand says former Manchester United teammate Michael Carrick should be going with England to the World Cup.

Rio Ferdinand says former Manchester United teammate Michael Carrick should be going with England to the World Cup.

Ferdinand wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "He was downbeat about the news — and I know because I was with him when he got the call to say he wasn’t going. Nemanja Vidic and I took him to the pub for a consolation drink.

"If anything, I was even more shocked than Carrick. If there is an obvious replacement then fine, but there isn’t. He’s been under-appreciated in an England shirt and never had the respect he deserves.

"He’s the best holding midfielder England have."

 
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