Murphy rates Man United player's Euro 2016 chances after derby win

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Danny Murphy says this on the performance of Michael Carrick in the Manchester derby, and rates his chances of going to Euro 2016 with England.

Danny Murphy has said on MOTD2, broadcast on March 20 at 10.30pm, that he would select Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick for England's Euro 2016 squad.

Throughout this season, the veteran has come in for criticism from several quarters after a number of below-par performances for United, but he played a key role as Louis van Gaal's men secured a 1-0 victory over rivals Manchester City in the derby at the Etihad Stadium.

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game during the early stages of the first half and the win takes United to within one point of City in the Premier League table.

While Rashford received the plaudits for his brilliant individual goal, Murphy paid credit to Carrick after he helped his side keep a clean sheet in a crucial game for the club.

 

He said: "He plays a lot of passes that people don't say "wow" about, but players know how crucial they are to get the team out. His positional play was great and he made a tackle late in the game that was absolutely superb.

"For me, I would take him to the Euros. Whether you start him or not is a different debate but for his experience and calmness, I would definitely have him there."

Carrick has made 33 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions this season, but he has featured on just one occasion in the national team.

He played 89 minutes for the Three Lions during the 2-0 defeat to Spain in November to take him up to 34 caps since making his debut in 2001.

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