United can't replace Scholes - they just have to adapt

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Michael Carrick admits Manchester United have the ability to cope without Paul Scholes, following the midfielders' retirement at the end of last season.

The loss of Scholes has left a chasm in United's midfield that the club have yet to fill in this summer's transfer window.

But Carrick believes that instead of replacing the talismanic midfielder, the club should adapt in a similar fashion to how they dealt with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.

"People said that about Cristiano Ronaldo. When he left they said you can't replace Cristiano because of the player he is, but you have to adapt as a squad and as a team," he said.

"We've lost Paul Scholes but we've got to adapt. I'm not going to play like Scholesy because that's not my game, but neither are Anderson or Ryan Giggs.


"You've got to adapt in different ways and I'm sure we'll do that. I'm not going to change as a player, that's the way I am.

"You are your own character, personality and player. I’ll just keep doing the things I do. It’s been successful over the years so it won’t change how I do things.

"At a club like this there's always going to be to players and names being bandied around. To be honest, you want the best players to be here whether it's in my position or not.

"There's been a turnaround in players but it doesn't change anything. We want to be successful again this season."

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