Daley Blind picks the Man United player most likely to become a manager

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Manchester United's dressing room has always attracted big characters.

Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and now Zlatan Ibrahimovic are just a few of the big names to leave lasting impressions on the rest of their respective squads.

But of those Man United stars of yesteryear, not many have gone on to become top managers, with Giggs the latest former Red Devil finding it tricky to get onto the managerial ladder.

Despite the majority of those playing under the watchful eye of Sir Alex Ferguson, the majority have struggled to translate that success from on the field to on the touchline.

But of the batch of potential future managers currently playing for Man United, which one has the best chance of enjoying a successful career after hanging up their boots?

Well, according to Daley Blind, it could well be Michael Carrick.

The Red Devils' Dutch defender has backed the veteran midfielder to become a good manager in the future.

"He's a great personality in the team and he thinks about football," Blind replied during a brief Q&A posted on Man United's Twitter account.

"He can give his opinion about every situation and I think he's a great player to learn from."

There is every chance Carrick might have been considering retirement at the start of the summer as his contract at Old Trafford was set to expire.

However, Jose Mourinho's arrival at the club brought a new offer of an extended deal, which the 35-year-old gladly accepted.

Paul Pogba's return has meant competition for places in the midfield is as tough as it has ever been for Carrick and he has made just one Premier League appearance so far this season.

He was also an unlikely scorer in the EFL Cup tie at Northampton but - despite the first team's inconsistency so far this campaign - remains well down Mourinho's pecking order for a starting place.

That might give him some extra time to prepare for life after football, though, and fulfil Blind's premonition to become a top manager.

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