He has made just one substitute appearance in the Premier League this season as Jose Mourinho tried to work out his best combination of midfield players.
Paul Scholes has continuously urged the Portuguese boss to play Carrick alongside Paul Pogba to help guide the Frenchman through games as he finds his feet, but he hasn’t seen much action.
When asked which of his team-mates could become a manager, Blind named Carrick as a player with plenty of experience.
“I think Carrick could,” he said.
“He’s a great personality in the team and he thinks about football.
“He can give his opinion about every situation, and I think he’s a great player to learn from.”
Blind has played in seven of United’s ten games this season working his way into a vital role under the Portuguese boss, unlike Carrick who is trying to find a place in the side.
Carrick will have an uphill task of fighting his way into the starting XI and it seems he may be around to guide players with his experience rather than his role on the pitch.