A number of Manchester United fans are reminiscing as they watch club legend Michael Carrick represent Premier League All-Stars against Manchester City legends in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial match.
Carrick is one of many former United players involved tonight, along with the likes of Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie.
Still, it’s Carrick who really caught the eye in the friendly match, so it makes you wonder if he could do a better job than some of the midfielders we’ve seen in Red this season…
Scholes is another player you’d put in the same boat, even though he retired longer ago but it says a lot about the standard of players currently at the club. They’d still be relying on Scholes if he was playing.
Here’s some of the reaction to Carrick’s performance in tonight’s charity match-up.
Convinced Michael Carrrick could still play for United. Class is permanent. #Tackle4MCR
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) September 11, 2019
Micheal Carrick plays better than pogba. He's so good even at his age
— eugene (@QwekuAce) September 11, 2019
United would be better of with Carrick instead of Pogba #RollsRoyce
— Benito. (@benito_lowe98) September 11, 2019
Micheal carrick could come out of retirement and become united best midfielder by far
— JT (@jthompsonmcfc) September 11, 2019
Carrick is going to have to do a Scholesy and come out of retirement, still better than all our midfielders
— KJ (@KurtJames20) September 11, 2019
Carrick performing better today than Pogba has all season, lmaoooooo
— Yasiin Bey (@umirf1) September 11, 2019
McTominay, Carrick & Pogba in midfield Saturday then.
— Red Devil Chronicle 🔰 (@wefollowunited) September 11, 2019
Of course, the former players wouldn’t be up to the pace of an actual Premier League match, but could they do any worse than some of the players in the starting line-up for Saturday’s match against Leicester?
Class is permanent.