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5 possible replacements for Manchester United's Michael Carrick

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3.68K   //    22 Feb 2018, 19:56 IST

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Michael Carrick had a glorious career for Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho has begun his hunt for a heir to Michael Carrick after confirming that the legend would join his management team in the summer. Carrick will turn 37-years-old this summer and the Englishman will hang his boots after winning everything with United at club level.

Carrick has lifted five Premier League trophies with Manchester United during his 12 year spell with the club. His sublime passing range and reading of the game was unmatched in the country.

The void left by the English sensation would be hard to fill at the Old Trafford, however, the replacements need to be lined up for the departing United skipper and scouting for the required acquisitions in the engine room has already begun.

That said, let's take a look at the players who could prove to be an ideal replacement for Carrick at the Theater of Dreams.


#5 Scott McTominay

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The youngster has been promoted up the ranks at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have discovered one of the finest midfielders of his age in Scott McTominay. The Scottish has been a gem for Mourinho in a season where United have been facing problems in the heart of the pitch.

The 21-year-old was arguably United's best player on the pitch after David de Gea against Sevilla. Mourinho's reported rift with Paul Pogba has seen the youngster's game time increase substantially at Old Trafford.

Also read: 5 players who could leave Manchester United in the summer.

The player has made 17 appearances for United this season and has been impressive to watch so far. His physicality and the driving runs forward have proved to be of a great use to the Portuguese manager.

Carrick, himself tipped the youngster to be his successor at the club. McTominay is a bright prospect for United and has a great playing career lying ahead of him.


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