Michael Carrick full of praise for Man Utd’s defensive starlet

Manchester United secured one of their better results of the season yesterday, with Louis van Gaal’s young side beating a full strength Arsenal 3-2. The man of the moment was Marcus Rashford as he scored two outstanding goals, but Michael Carrick was full of praise for Guillermo Varela.

“Marcus is going to get the headlines but I thought Varela was terrific, especially after getting a yellow card against Sanchez.” Carrick said.

Varela has been absolutely superb since he has been given regular playing time. He has looked solid defensively, but going forward is where he really thrives. His delivery into the box has been wonderful and that has created plenty of opportunities for his teammates.

Hopefully now he can continue from here and kick on, and really nail down that right-back slot as it has been an area of concern at times this season – particularly when Matteo Darmian has been out injured.

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