Oh, oh, oh it’s Carrick, you know, hard to believe it’s not Scholes…

Years after first being sung in small numbers, Michael Carrick’s chant took off in the away end at Loftus Road on the weekend.

Whilst some fans have been criticial of the song, claiming that Carrick isn’t fit to lace Scholes’ boots, we should probably remember that Vidic isn’t actually a murder, we don’t often score six goals, and Rooney isn’t as good as Pele.

Still, being his usual modest self, Carrick has presumed that the song is tongue-in-cheek and hailed the brilliance of his team mate.

“Scholesy is a legend, so I don’t know whether it is tongue-in-cheek but it is a nice song and I will take that,” said Carrick. “It is always good to be compared to players like that. Paul is as good as it gets and has been throughout his career. To train alongside him and have the chance to learn every day has been something I have tried to make the most of. It has helped me bring my own game on whether he knows it or not and that has been a big help.”