Source: BBC Sport
Manchester United central midfielder Michael Carrick believes that his team are currently the best club side in the world. After signing a contractual deal extension this week, Carrick is secure in the knowledge that his long-term future lies with a club that is at the vanguard of global football.
Carrick, an 18 million pound acquisition two summers ago, paid tribute to the overall structure of the club and regards it as a pleasure to have Old Trafford as his place of work.
As the season moves towards its conclusion, with United on course for a domestic and continental double, Carrick is relishing the opportunity to garner some silver-ware from what has been a formidable campaign.
United's league form has been imperious thus far and with Chelsea's slip-up at home to Wigan, the Red Devils have total control over the destiny of the Premier League trophy.
Their focus has been unrelenting of late and Carrick sees no reason why his team should take their eyes from the prize at this late stage.
Concentration and consistency are the priority for United, and with such rich rewards on offer, Ferguson's side look to have an unassailable lead at the summit of the table.
Carrick said: â€œManchester United is the best club, It is about the way we play and the size of the club â€“ the whole set-up really.â€
â€œWhen you get here, you see how the club runs and what it is all about. To have the pleasure to play here is amazing.â€
.â€œThis is the time you want to be playing, when big games pop around and the trophies are being handed out. I want to get my hands on them.â€
â€œIn terms of the title, we are in the driving seat, especially as Chelsea slipped up against Wigan Athletic. It won't count for much unless we win, but we know if we get those two victories we will win the league, which is a pretty nic incentive.â€