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VIDEO: Neville Backs Carrick To Continue Man Utd Success

 • by Tom Bodell
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Former Manchester United defender and coach Phil Neville has backed new United skipper Michael Carrick to keep the club’s legacy going as a serial trophy winner.

The 35-year-old was named as Wayne Rooney’s successor earlier in the week after the Red Devils’ all-time top scorer returned to first club Everton on a free transfer.

Carrick, who cost United a bargain £16million when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, played with Neville for England and against him on several occasions in the Premier League.

He also spent time as the midfielder’s coach during David Moyes’ reign at Old Trafford.

Neville, who retired in 2013, was speaking at the Star Sixes tournament at London’s O2 Arena where he is part of an experienced England side which includes Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand.

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