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Carrick: Ryan Giggs is just incredible

Michael Carrick hailed Ryan Giggs for an “incredible” performance to inspire Manchester United to victory over Olympiakos.

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The 40-year-old player-coach had only played 10 minutes’ football since January but featured throughout the 3-0 win over the Greek champions, which took United into the last eight of the Champions League.

Giggs helped set up United’s first two goals, which formed part of Robin van Persie’s hat trick, and his central-midfield partner Carrick was impressed.

The England international said: “What's left to say about him? He is just incredible. He comes into a game like that and he hasn't played a lot of football so to physically be able to do it and get through a game shows how well he looks after himself.

“The ball to Wayne [Rooney] for the second goal… that was just him. He can still do it now and it's just a pleasure to play with him.”

Carrick took a kick near the of the game but insisted it is nothing to worry about and hopes that top scorer Van Persie, who was stretchered off, will be available again soon.

The Dutchman will be assessed on Thursday but manager David Moyes, who said it was a knock to the back of the knee, does not believe it is serious.

And Carrick added: “He was getting a bit of treatment. It didn't look too good at the time and it is not nice to see someone stretchered off, but fingers crossed it's not too bad. Hopefully he will be fit soon.”

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