Manchester United

Michael Carrick hails Cristiano Ronaldo as a great example to follow

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester United v Everton - Pre-season Friendly
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Manchester United's interim boss, Michael Carrick has opened up on the impact of footballimg superstar, Cristiano Ronalo on the dressing room, claiming that the striker is an example to follow.

Carrick is likely to lean on Ronaldo's experience in the Manchester United dressing room if his previous comments on his former teammate are anything to go by.

"All those great players from the past weren't ready-made by any stretch. We've got the youngest team in the league and they need a bit of guidance and help. "But I was one of them when I was younger. Giggsy (Ryan Giggs) was one of them, so was Scholesy (Paul Scholes). They had to learn and make mistakes and improve," he said at a press conference.

"You learn from experience and by winning but everyone has to start somewhere. Cristiano is an example. He took a year or two to settle, then all of a sudden he found his feet and exploded."

The new interim manager is likely to depend on Ronaldo in order to get the club back in order in order to ensure that the Red Devils can challenge for trophies this season.