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Man Utd veteran Carrick: I will be ready when called upon

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has said that he will be ready to take his chance whenever his called up by manager Jose Mourinho.

The 35-year-old is yet to feature in a Premier League game this season but staked his claim for a spot in Mourinho's starting XI by putting in an impressive goalscoring performance in the 3-1 EFL Cup win over Northampton Town on Wednesday.

"Often when you make a lot of changes, you might bring in a number of young promising lads in," said Carrick ahead of the weekend's league clash with Leicester City.

"But I think if you look at the team tonight, it was pretty much all senior players. I think it's what the manager wants. He wants a strong team and we've got a lot of strong seniors in our squad.

"As a player you're going to sit out some games. You've got to be ready and be prepared for when you're called upon and that's what I want to do."

Vyom Chaudhary
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