Michael Carrick has spoken out in praise of team-mate Darren Fletcher, whose superb strike helped his team to a 3-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
Fletcher has matured into one of the Premier League's finest midfielders and has missed seven out of United's last nine defeats. This includes the defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League final when Fletcher was wrongly red carded in the previous game (Semi Final) against the Gunners.
Carrick feels the Scotsman's influence on the side should not be underestimated.
"Darren is one of the best midfielders around at the moment," he said, according to Press Association Sport.
"His performances are at the highest level and it is great to play alongside him. He really is on top of his game."
Carrick also found the net yesterday, as did right winger Antonio Valencia (well, luckily!). The former West Ham United man feels it is important that the midfield contribute goals now that there is no Cristiano Ronaldo at the club.
"The goals Ronaldo scored were extraordinary for a wide man," he added.
"It's obvious that we cannot rely on the strikers every week.
"We have all chipped in and we need to do it more often. As long as someone is scoring it is not an issue. It is winning games that matter."