The 19-year-old made his first-team breakthrough on the pre-season tour to America this summer and many fans immediately saw the resemblance between him and Carrick. Goss was the surprise inclusion in Louis van Gaal‘s squad and made his debut in the final tour game against PSG.
A defensive midfielder who can pick a pass and control the tempo of the game, Goss is definitely a player with heaps of potential. After making his way into the first team squad, he will have gained valuable experience on the club’s pre-season tour.
When asked about the comparisons between himself and Michael Carrick, Goss told manutd.com: “A lot of people have said that to me and it’s great to hear. I really look up to him as a player, he’s top class and to come on for him made my debut even more special.”
It is refreshing to hear a youngster so complimentary about Carrick, a player who is often underrated by both fans and the media alike.
He added: “His passing is incredible, he rarely gives the ball away and he acts as an anchor man so he is a big part of the team.
“I spoke to him a few times on tour and I also picked up a lot from him in training and when he played for the Under-21s last season. That was a big help.”
Carrick, one would assume, is nearing the end of his career at the age of 34 but Goss’ comments prove that the Man United vice-captain still has a lot to offer.
The Englishman’s experience is a huge asset to van Gaal, both on and off the pitch. The more information the likes of Carrick and Schweinsteiger can pass onto the youngsters, the better and Goss is a prime example of an emerging player hugely benefitting from this.