"Ryan is as motivated as anyone in the dressing room," Carrick has said.
"That is why he has been here for so long and achieved so much.
"If you win a league title, a lot of players might think 'that is not bad, I will settle for that.' But you can't get away with that here and Ryan is the obvious example of that.
"As players coming in you look at Ryan, see how motivated and determined he is and realise that is the way to be.
"He commands the respect of everyone in the dressing room. People look up to him.
"It is not so much about asking his advice, it is to see what it takes to be a success in the game."