Carrick happy at United
Michael Carrick insists he is happy with life at Man Utd despite the regular rotation of their midfield.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 01/12/09 4:39pm
Michael Carrick insists he is happy with life at Manchester United despite the regular rotation of Sir Alex Ferguson's midfield.
Red Devils manager Ferguson is blessed with an abundance of talent in the middle of the park, meaning United's midfield is continually shuffled from game-to-game.
Of the midfielders at Ferguson's disposal, only Darren Fletcher has started more Premier League games than Carrick this season.
The 28-year-old is currently enjoying one of his longest runs in the team having started the last six league games and the England international admits he has no reason to be unhappy.
"You never know in football, but I see no reason to leave at all," he told the London Evening Standard.
"I am delighted to be here. It is as high as you can get."
Carrick came in for criticism for a number of below-par performances towards the end of last season and at the beginning of the current campaign. Now back to top form, the former West Ham youngster admits he tries to ignore what is written about him in the media at all costs.
"I am not going to judge myself on what someone is writing," he added.
"You know yourself if things are not going so well. I've got people here, team-mates, who'll tell you, and coaches and the manager to help."
Chelsea maintained their five-point advantage over United at the top of the Premier League at the weekend with a resounding 3-0 win over Arsenal but Carrick is confident the Blues can be caught.
"The players they have are powerful and strong," he highlighted. "They are playing well and getting results.
"We were the better team (at Stamford Bridge last month) but that's football. We still believe it will be very close and if we are playing well and get a good run-in we can finish on top in the end."