Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has said that he expects his international teammate Jack Wilshere to be a major influence on the game when Manchester United take on Arsenal on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have already been crowned as the champions of England for the 20th time in their history. Manchester United will also be getting a guard of honour from Arsenal, but that is unlikely to prevent Arsenal from wanting to beat their old archrivals according to Carrick. Carrick has been one of the six players nominated for the PFA awards this season.

Even though he did not win the award, which ultimately went to Gareth Bale, Carrick has proven to be a crucial part of the United team in recent seasons. He has been especially important in their title winning performance this season. Wilshere is widely regarded to be one of the best in midfielders in the world, and Carrick thinks that it will be only time before he starts to dominate English football. The midfielder has missed the last few matches due to injury, but he is expected to regain his first-team spot during this weekend.

Carrick has not been in the United team in only one of the Premier league match this season.

“I’ve played against Jack a couple of times and you can see he’s a big talent with a great chance of doing really good things in the game. He’s still young and still learning but he has a lot of pressure on his shoulders because people expect big things of him. The big thing about this season is that everyone has played a part; everyone has contributed to us winning the league. We can enjoy it and play with confidence, whatever team the manager picks,” said Carrick ahead of the match on the official site of United.