Herrera has found himself competing regularly with Carrick for a spot in the Red Devils midfield since moving to the club from Athletic Bilbao in 2014.
While Herrera has impressed when he has featured for United, his chances in the first team have been limited by the intense competition at the club, with the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Daley Blind and Carrick all typically competing for two berths in the heart of the park.
He has made just 16 stars in the league this season, regularly finding himself watching on as Carrick—who has featured 26 times—have held the fort in the heart of the park for the Old Trafford giants.
Despite their rivalry at club level, Herrera has insisted that Carrick would be a valuable asset for England at the Euros this summer, and that the Three Lions have a chance of success in France.
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“England have a chance in the Euros,” Herrera began, speaking to journalists as per the Mirror. “They are a very young team, a very quick team – but you also need players like Wayne or Michael Carrick.
“They are very important for the balance,” he continued. “It gives you a chance.”
Despite winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League, Carrick remains somewhat unfulfilled at international level, having been named in just two England squads—for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.