Manchester United utility Phil Jones has hailed the current form of Michael Carrick.

The summer signing from Blackburn has seen Carrick's qualities at close quarters after partnering him in midfield of late and believes his footballing instinct is second-to-none.

"He's terrific," he told "I don't think everybody realises what he does for the team. He's a super footballer and a great lad. He's massively under-rated.

"Other people may not notice what he does but when you're playing alongside him, you can't help but be impressed.

"He seems to have this sixth sense - he knows where to be, where the ball's going to be. He's always in the right place at the right time to either receive the ball or break up an attack. He has a great range of passing, too, and, as we saw at QPR, he has goals in him as well."