Unsung Reds: Mata makes a claim for Carrick

Paul Garcia Manchester United FC

Although the competition for places in Spain’s national team would have been fierce with the side conquering the world, Stewart suggested to Juan that Carrick may have won 100 caps had he been born in the former Chelsea man’s homeland. 

“Because of the way he plays, this type of player is very appreciated in Spain,” said Mata. “He probably would have been bigger than he actually was here.”

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