The 19-year-old midfielder has made great progress this year and is now part of Man United’s U21s squad having impressed Warren Joyce enough to make the step up.
He was on the score sheet in this week against Leciester City’s U21s which will have pleased him as he is keen to add more goals into his game but concentrating on the present, Goss explains how Carrick has helped the youngsters develop this year.
“It’s a good thing to hear,” Goss said when asked about comparisons with Carrick.
“Obviously, I look up to him as a player and I like to play like that. He has come down and trained with us and it gives you an idea of what it is like to be in the first team so you take notice of that.
“He is one of my favourite players in the first team and I do look up to him. I want to play like him as well, spreading passes, keeping the ball and trying to read the play, while getting on the ball as much as I can.”
Goss’ progression will come as no surprise to U18s coach Paul McGuinness as he always felt he had the potential to have a fantastic career.
Speaking about Goss back in 2014, McGuinness said: “Harrop has done particularly well in the last part of the season. He’s stepped up and knows he’s ready to go into the Reserves. Goss is a really elegant footballer, with a lovely left foot, who can play terrific football. We expect both of them to go on and have really good careers.”
Comparisons with Carrick should serve as another boost to Goss’ confidence and although there is a great deal of competition for places in the U21s midfield, he’ll be determined to break through having received such positive comments.