December 30

Manchester United and England midfielder holds Euro 2016 ambitions

first_img Michael Carrick Michael Carrick has set his sights on earning a place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.Carrick is likely to be included in Hodgson’s squad for the upcoming qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland, which will be named on Tuesday afternoon.After a season interrupted by injury, the Manchester United midfielder found his way back into the England squad in the Spring and impressed during the 4-0 win over Lithuania and the creditable 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin.With Jack Wilshere out through yet another ankle injury, Carrick has a chance to stake his claim for a place in England’s midfield over the next few weeks.And after missing out on Euro 2012 and last year’s World Cup, the 34-year-old is determined to make the cut for next summer’s tournament in France.“Of course I would like to go,” Carrick said.“I have been involved in the squad since the World Cup. I am looking to stay involved as much as I can.“It is down to me to play enough here and play well enough to warrant a place.”Even though he is approaching the twilight of his career, Carrick is still regarded as a key player at United.United only lost once when Carrick started for the club last year and boss Louis van Gaal had no hesitation in handing the long-serving midfielder a one-year contract extension in March. 1last_img read more