Michael Carrick has been key figure in Man United’s recent success, claims John O’Shea

by Harry Robinson

John O’Shea has hailed Michael Carrick as a central part of Manchester United’s success over the last decade.

The English midfielder played his final game at Old Trafford after one of the most illustrious careers in Man United history from a single player.

Carrick lifted the EFL Cup and UEFA Europa League last season, meaning he lifted every single trophy possible in his club career with multiple Premier Leagues as well as wins in the Champions League, Club World Cup, FA Cup and Community Shield.

O’Shea hailed the confidence of his former-teammate from an early age that helped him to his current position at United.

“When you see where he started up in Newcastle, [he had] the [right] type of confidence and belief from an early age,” O’Shea said.

“To go and take that to the level he has done, controlling things for Manchester United as he has done for so many years; winning the PL and then into Europe as well.”

O’Shea claimed that Carrick was a key figure in all United’s famous victories during his time at Old Trafford.

“All the wins that we had, Michael was a major, major part of it,” the Irishman continued.

“It’s great to see the reception he’s got.”

Carrick was given a standing ovation when substituted for Paul Pogba near the end of Sunday’s game, and came out again later to speak to the crowd and hear his name sung over and over. He was also given a guard of honour when he came out before the match kicked off.

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