Alex Ferguson hails Michael Carrick

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Manchester: Manchester United’s manager Alex Ferguson has heaped praises on midfielder Michael Carrick for his quiet lifestyle unlike other footballers of today.

Comparing the 30-years old midfielder to veteran Paul Scholes, Ferguson drew parallel between the two as being quiet, working without blowing ‘trumpets’ about their achievements.

"Michael is not a guy that seeks a lot of publicity.”

"He is a quiet lad. He goes about his life in a similar way to Paul Scholes. It doesn`t mean to say he is not recognised by us,”

"You get players like that. Denis Irwin was much the same. He was not the type to trumpet his achievements,”

"It is quite refreshing in the modern game that we have players who can rely on their ability not only by promoting or projecting themselves." he was quoted as saying in The Sun.

The Scot, however, clarifies that this shouldn’t be taken for his lack of confidence.

"Michael is mentally strong. He has a different personality. That can be misread by a lot of people thinking he has to be encouraged all the time. That is not the case," he said.