Michael Carrick names Paul Scholes as the best player he ever played with

Michael Carrick has played alongside some huge names in football but the ex-midfielder insists there is only one player who tops the list.

Michael Carrick (right) has named Paul Scholes as the best player he's played with in his career

The England duo won five Premier League titles together as well as the Champions League

'We had some incredible players, amazing, but I always go back to Scholesy.'

The Newcastle-born midfielder began his career at West Ham before moving on to Tottenham in 2004 for two years.

After making his £18.6million switch to Old Trafford, it wasn't long before he started to win trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson.

He has also played alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) and Rio Ferdinand (right)

The ex-Manchester United midfielder also listed Lionel Messi as the best opponent he's faced

Messi and Co beat United in the 2009 Champions League final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Carrick had already won the Champions League in 2008 season with United and was on course to win it again in 2009 before they came up against Barcelona in Rome.

Lionel Messi and Co went on to win the final 2-0, cementing themselves as one of the best teams of all time.

And Carrick believes that the midfield of Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta, along with Messi, was the best team he's faced.

'Messi is up there,' Carrick said when asked who his best-ever opponent was. 'Seedorf when he played for Milan. But that Barcelona midfield of Busquets, Iniesta, Xavi with Messi… It doesn't get much better than that as a group.'

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October 12, 2018

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  • Manchester United stars share clips of Paul Scholes and club legends making mistakes

    Manchester United stars share clips of Paul Scholes and club legends making mistakes

    club's former stars making mistakes</p><p>Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, pictured in their playing days, have been vocal in their criticsm</p><p>Scholes earlier this month also said he was surprised that Mourinho was still in the job. 'His mouth is out of control and he's embarrassing the club,' said the Sky Sports pundit.</p><p>These are just the most recent jibes in a string of withering comments which have only served to propagate the notion that United are in crisis, both on and off the field.</p><p>Scholes's contemporaries Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Roy Keane have also been heavy-handed in their criticism.</p><p>Neville this month branded the United board an 'absolute disgrace' while Ferdinand pleaded with the club to stop the infighting in fear of this season transpiring to be one of the worst in recent history.</p><p>And Keane laid into the players' attitudes and hit out at them for not being able to separate off-field issues with their sub-par performances on the pitch. </p><p>United's celebrated former midfielder Scholes called boss Jose Mourinho 'embarrassing'</p><p>While Keane slammed the 'cry babies' currently plying their trade at Manchester United</p><p>United's current stars are understood to be upset by the criticism and believe it to be unjust</p><p>All the noise created by these Old Trafford greats, however, has not gone unnoticed by the club's current crop of players.</p><p>It is understood Mourinho's men have been sharing clips of the former players making mistakes while in their playing days, passing on the videos around the squad and within their close friendship groups.</p><p>It is felt within the squad that the ex-players' damning verdicts are exceedingly harsh and personal – with many taking umbrage over claims they do not care about the club.</p><p>Mourinho has the unenviable task of getting a result at Chelsea or more criticism will follow</p><p>Another gripe held by the players is that the pundits voice myriad negative comments but scarcely offer means by which to fix the problems.</p><p>Embattled United boss Mourinho now has the tough task of returning from the international break against his former employees and Premier League high-flyers Chelsea on Saturday. </p><p>Defeat this weekend, however, will almost certainly be met with condemnation by those responsible for bringing past glories to the Theatre of Dreams.</p><p> The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. </p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p>Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.</p><p>Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?</p><p> We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.</p><p>Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday &amp; Metro Media Group</p>

    1 October 18, 2018

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