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Michael Carrick impressed with Angel Gomes and Tatith Chong at Manchester United

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Michael Carrick impressed with two Man Utd academy players
Michael Carrick will permanently join Jose Mourinhos coaching staff next season. (Getty Images)

Michael Carrick admits he has been impressed with Angel Gomes and Tatith Chong and has described the young Manchester United duo as real talent.

Gomes is considered one of Uniteds top academy prospects and was given his senior debut in Uniteds final Premier League game last season.

The 17-year-old also impressed in his only appearance for Mourinhos side this season – the 4-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup in January.

Chong, meanwhile, has not made his senior debut but the 18-year-old has regularly impressed at Under-23 level and has trained with Uniteds first team on occasions.

Carrick will be part of Jose Mourinhos coaching staff next season once he calls time on his playing career at the end of this campaign, and the midfielder is relishing the prospect of helping Uniteds young stars.

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I look at the crop of good young lads here, real, real talent: Marcus [Rashford], Luke [Shaw], Jesse [Lingard], Anthony [Martial], Rom [Lukaku], Angel [Gomes], young Chong [Tahith Chong], Carrick told The Times.

Michael Carrick impressed with two Man Utd academy players
Angel Gomes has already made his breakthrough at Manchester United. (Getty Images)
Michael Carrick impressed with two Man Utd academy players
Tahith Chong has impressed at Under-23 level. (AMA/Getty Images)

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Thats exciting for me to think I can try and help them.

I dont always say loads. I dont shout and scream and pull everyone here, there and everywhere.

I try to help when I can. When youre playing midfield and playing that certain [anchoring] role, youre attached to everything.

When I was playing at my best youre in control of everything and that gives you understanding of what a winger wants, what a forward wants and what a defender wants.

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