Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is convinced he's yet to peak.

The 31-year-old has long been an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson's plans and hopes he can continue to play at the top level for a number of years.

"Hopefully I'm a better player now than I was a couple of years ago," he told reporters.

"I feel I have improved and I'm hoping to still improve. I've just turned 31 and the peak time in players' careers seems to be a little bit later so hopefully that carries on and I've still got the best years ahead of me."