Rio Ferdinand identifies ex-Man Utd teammate who ‘100 per cent’ starts for his country if he still played today

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Rio Ferdinand has insisted that Manchester United cult hero Michael Carrick would have started for England today if his ex-club teammate were still playing. The TNT Sports pundit played alongside Carrick for both club and country, with Ferdinand’s former United teammate widely revered for his career at Old Trafford. Carrick, who is now the manager of Middlesbrough, was a firm favourite under Sir Alex Ferguson and forged a formidable midfield partnership with Paul Scholes. Often deployed as a holding midfielder, the ex-United star excelled in his position and unlocked the true potential of his …

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