Michael Carrick has no qualms about fighting Bastian Schweinsteiger and Moran Schneiderlin for a place in the Manchester United first team this season.
After complaining about a lack of cover in midfield last season, United manager Louis van Gaal spent more than £40million on Schweinsteiger, who arrived from Bayern Munich, and former Southampton man Schneiderlin this summer.
That means Carrick is no longer the automatic pick he was last season. The player, who turned 34 on Tuesday, has no problem competing with the new arrivals though and hopes their introduction will be a positive move for the club as they look to compete on four fronts. “You want the best players here, and it’s good for the squad, for the team,” Carrick said.