Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has spoken about the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup 2014 squad. The 32-year-old was one of the major names absent from the squad sheet announced by England manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup 2014. He still has not announced the 23 man squad yet, but the provisional squad itself does not feature the former Tottenham star. It is understood that Hodgson wants a more youthful setup for the national team in the hope of building for the future.
Carrick has never been regarded as one of the top players alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard. However, his understated performances in recent years have been gaining a lot of popularity. He is now an integral part of the United team. Even do it has been a very poor campaign for the club, Carrick’s performances have been good. The absence from the World Cup 2014 squad is likely to end his international career considering that he will be 34 years old by the time Euro 2016 kicks off.
He will be a further two years old when the time the next World Cup takes place in Russia. Despite missing out, Carrick wished the players selected for the team good luck.
"Disappointed to be left out of the squad, World Cups are special and to miss out hurts. Want to wish the boys the very best of luck," said the England star on his Twitter account. In place of older players like Carrick and Ashley Cole, Hodgson decided to include the likes of Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw. These players have never been to a major tournament before, but they will be having the opportunity to impress the manager for the first time. They only have a couple of international caps