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Michael Carrick believes his best football is still to come

Michael Carrick, now 31-years old believes that his best football is still to come for Manchester United.

“Hopefully I’m a better player now than I was a couple of years ago, I feel I have improved and I’m hoping to still improve.”

“I’ve just turned 31 and the peak time in players careers seems to be a little bit later so hopefully that carries on and I’ve still got the best years ahead of me.”

“I’m in that over-30 bracket now, which seems to have come around quite quickly.”

“Because of the way we look after ourselves, the peak years of a player nowadays is nudging a little bit further on. I look at people like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs and they are still playing great football in their late 30s so that gives me enough inspiration.”

“It was great to play [for England] again. It was over two years since my last cap so it just reflected what I felt like when I got my first cap many years ago.

“To get that feeling again was really special and I really appreciated playing for my country again and the honour that brings. It was a special night for me. I know it was only a friendly and coming early in the season some people see it as low key but for me it was a special night.”

“Every ex-footballer that I have come across has said ‘play as long as you can’ because once it is finished there is no going back. I appreciate how lucky I am to be in this position and I’ll try and drag it out as long as possible.”

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