Manchester United veteran Carrick: What I really think about Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Manchester United veteran Michael Carrick has offered some sage advice to his young teammates.

The 34-year-old has been impressed by the contributions of Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcus Rashford and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson after they made their debuts following injuries to regulars.

“When you get your chance, you have got to do your best and then be ready for when it comes again. It might not be the week after, it might be a month down the line, so it is just about being patient and keeping your feet on the ground.

“It is a real rise for Timmy,” Carrick told United Review.

 “First of all, he came on at left-back in the Arsenal game and that is not a position he is accustomed to playing. He stepped up in tough circumstances and I thought he did terrifically.

“He is a real athlete, he is quick, he is strong and he’s good on the ball. The Watford game was another tough one to come into, to play at centre-back against their front two [Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo], who are a real handful and are really dangerous. I thought he came through that well.

“Those performances and the experience of being involved will stand him in good stead.”

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