We have seen some of the top European teams in Europe rely heavily on their central midfielders to protect their back four and at the same time be helpful to the attackers. The likes of Xabi, Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Kante etc. have been very effective for their respective teams. Over the years, Carrick has done a similar job for United but it has gone unnoticed plenty of times. The composure and class Carrick has shown has nothing but fabulous for the Red Devils and it is his presence and experience that has changed things around drastically in the midfield for United, getting the best out of Paul Pogba and providing extra security to the back four.