Moyes says Carrick is one of England's top midfielders

David Moyes

David Moyes addressed the media ahead of Manchester United's trip to Cardiff City on Sunday

Manchester United manager David Moyes has described Michael Carrick as one of the top English midfielders and has always been aware of the midfielder’s importance to the club after he signed a new contract at the club.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Cardiff City on Sunday, Moyes said: ‘England have had some top midfielders over the years and Michael fits into that category as well. I think he is recognised by people. I would be surprised if he wasn't part of the England squad that went to the World Cup.’

United go into this game in improving form having picked up 13 points from their last five games, and Moyes hinted that he would rather there hadn’t been an international break to disrupt some good momentum that his side had built up.

‘We came off a couple of good results and sometimes you want the games to come thick and fast.

‘You can't do anything about the international break, whether you win or lose going into it. We're on a good run of form, we’re feeling good at the moment, we have confidence about us and we want to try and keep that going.’

Moyes is also hopeful that Nemanja Vidic will be fit for Sunday’s trip to the Welsh capital after he sustained concussion in the 1-0 win against Arsenal just before the international break.

‘Concussion is something which you do need to rest. He’s had his rest and we’ll bring him back and hopefully he’ll be fine. It's not a serious injury.’

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