Former Arsenal and England defender Martin Keown hailed the passing game of Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick in last night's stalemate with Chelsea.

Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "Michael Carrick impresses me more and more each time I see him.

"He is punishing with his passing, often playing balls right down the middle of the pitch into feet. Carrick is much more confident these days.

"If there is a pass on, he does not turn his back on it like in the past. He can play passes with his left foot, his right foot, the outside of the foot. He's got everything."

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