Rio Ferdinand has spoken out about the lack of praise Michael Carrick gets, he claims that the pass-master is one of the most important players for United, and although he doesn’t get the plaudits, thats just the way the 31-year old midfielder likes it. Rio also hailed Carrick’s ball for Chica’s opener as the ‘ball of the season’.
The Old Trafford faithful have began to sing about Carrick’s success, in a song which compares him to the United legend Paul Scholes, and in many ways the pair are not too dissimilar in the sense that they both don’t like the limelight.
Rio Ferdinand said: “You wish players like that didn’t have to go through their careers searching for accolades,” Ferdinand said. “You would like to think people would just give them out. That hasn’t been the case with Michael, which is unfortunate.”
He then continued to sing the praise of his fellow United teammate: “No-one else could play a pass like he did for Javier’s goal. It has to be the ball of the season. But I am sure no-one will talk about it.” He added. “It will be swept under the carpet and all the talk will be about other players who maybe do a little bit more explosive things than Michael does. He is laid-back and plays at his own pace, so he always goes unnoticed. But he is valued highly by each member of our squad, don’t worry about that.”