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Man Utd's Carrick excited playing for England again

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is happy to be playing for England again.

Carrick was impressive in the friendly against Italy last month.

The Geordie said: "It was great to play [for England] again. It was over two years since my last cap so it just reflected what I felt like when I got my first cap many years ago.

"To get that feeling again was really special and I really appreciated playing for my country again and the honour that brings. It was a special night for me. I know it was only a friendly and coming early in the season some people see it as low key but for me it was a special night.

"Every ex-footballer that I have come across has said 'play as long as you can' because once it is finished there is no going back. I appreciate how lucky I am to be in this position and I'll try and drag it out as long as possible."

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