Rio Ferdinand believes Michael Carrick would slot into current England team
Carrick is finally recognised by the dawn of his career
Ferdinand: ''He got disgruntled with the English managers who haven’t given him any respect over the years. He was when we were asking for the players who could pass the ball through midfield quickly, he could do it in one or two touches.
''He was undervalued 100%, he should have had more caps, he would have added balance to the team.
''Even now he would be the first one in the team, even given his age. If he was Italian he would still be playing now. They would still be saying he's a leader he's experienced. Gareth Southgate would cry out for a player like Carrick.''
Isn't it a bit of overreaction from Rio, the last paragraph?