Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says Yohan Cabaye is in the same class as Manchester United's Michael Carrick.

Pardew is delighted they managed to keep hold of Cabaye this season.

"He's just got such great quality. He's as good a midfield player as I've worked with and when you consider I've had Michael Carrick amongst many, I'd put him in that level.

"He's a player ingrained in the French side and will be a big part of the French team that goes to the World Cup, if they qualify."

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