Michael Carrick has admitted he will miss Sir Alex Ferguson and his inspirational speeches this season at Manchester United.

Ferguson retired after 27 hugely-successful years in the Old Trafford hot-seat at the end of last season.

Former Everton boss David Moyes was named as his replacement and has had a mixed start to his maiden Premier League campaign at Old Trafford, winning two games but losing to rivals Liverpool.

Carrick says that he is missing his former boss, and his inspirational talks at the start of every season.

“He did one at the start of every season so it’s tough to pick one out [as the best]. There was always something to take from them," he said in a Twitter Q and A with Manchester United.

“Pretty much every time he spoke there was something inspirational. The one before Moscow in 2008 [Champions League Final] was great.”

At 32, Carrick is entering the twilight of his career, although he is adamant he won't be hanging up his boots anytime soon.

Despite that, he laughed off suggestions he could emulate Ryan Giggs and play into his 40's.

“Forty’s tough! I don’t know if I can get that far. It’s extreme what he’s done. You can just take it year by year.”

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