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Toure praises Carrick
Arsenal Invincible Kolo Toure has praised former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick.
Carrick, now in the Middlesbrough dugout, will continue the longstanding rivalry between United and Arsenal against Toure when they meet on Boxing Day.
And Toure, now Wigan’s manager, praised Carrick as a player and said it was not surprising he was doing well now ahead of their meeting.
He told Wigan Today: “It’s a big challenge for us. I like challenges and this is another challenge. They are a very good team with a very good manager who I know very well.
“Michael was incredible as a player and it’s no surprise to see what he’s doing as a manager.
“He knows the game, he’s a very intelligent guy and he’s doing a great job. We’re all looking forward to it, definitely.”
Carrick was appointed to Middlesbrough on October 24 and has won four of his seven league games.
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