"I think it's time Michael became the pivotal player of our team. Now is the time for him to start a long period of dominating the centre of midfield like he has in the last few weeks."

– Sir Alex Ferguson

25/12/2011 22:30, Report by Steve Bartram
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Carrick key for future

"I think Michael's been helped by the energy and determination of Phil Jones besides him. The boy's been quite amazing. But Carrick's performances have been quite outstanding. I think both Michael and Phil help each other."

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