The midfielder was watching the Manchester United U21s as he recovers from injury.
Manchester United’s veteran midfielder has hailed U21 striker James Wilson, praising the youngster’s performances in training and for United’s U21 side.
The 18-year old Wilson scored for the youth side on Friday night, taking his tally for the season to five, with the impressed Carrick watching on.
“He is just a goal machine,” Carrick is quoted as saying in the Manchester Evening News.
“It wasn’t even a chance for his goal, he created a yard for himself and put it in the bottom corner.
“He’s like that in training and scores all the time.”
The Biddulph-born Wilson has already impressed for the first team, scording twice on his first team debut against Hull at the end of last season.
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The youngster will struggle to get another chance in the first team with the likes of Falcao, Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney around, but the departure of Danny Welbeck has improved his chances somewhat.
He may have to go out on loan to get top level experience, and there will be no shortage of clubs interested in the natural goalscorer.
Carrick is also fighting for his place in the team, and has work to do to get back into the side now he’s returned from an injury. Daley Blind has established himself as the deep lying player in United’s midfield, and even Marouane Fellaini is pushing for a place after a crucial goal against West Brom on Monday night.