Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick doesn't accept his World Cup place is guaranteed.

Fabio Capello has proved he picks the men in form and right now, Carrick is a man bang in form with a team striving to be English and European champions once more.

Carrick, 28, said: "Hopefully, I will be hitting form at the right time and stake a claim.

"I have got to be striving to have a good end to the season."