Arsene Wenger has revealed that one of his regrets is never signing Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick.

  • Carrick’s made 459 appearances for United over all comps
  • Wenger regrets not signing the midfielder
  • Believes player doesn’t get recognition he deserves

Carrick celebrated his testimonial on Sunday after 11 years at United and Wenger was full of praise for the 35-year-old over on Arsenal’s official website, even revealing that he regrets not signing the player himself.

“I give Michael my deepest congratulations for his testimonial,” Wenger said.

“I think he deserves it hugely.

“I would say personally I’m an admirer of his career, of his quality.

“One of my regrets is never having had him as a player because I think he was one of the greatest players in English football.

“I believe as well that he did not always get the reward and the tribute, the recognition he deserved.

“But I’m an admirer of Michael and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Before signing for United in 2006, Carrick played for both West Ham and Spurs, winning the FA Cup with the Hammers and making the 2003/04 PFA First Division team of the year.

Since, the England international has gone on to win five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, three league cups, the Europa League and the Champions League with the Red Devils, so I’m not sure how much he regrets not signing for Arsenal…

Carrick made a total of 459 appearances for United over all competitions.