Welbeck enjoyed a strong campaign for United last season as first choice striker beside Wayne Rooney, and his efforts saw him join England in the Ukraine and Poland for Euro 2012.
This season, despite the signing of Robin Van Persie, Welbeck has still found time on field and remains a part of Roy Hodgson’s England squad, who he scored for twice on Friday in the 5-0 drubbing of San Marino.
Despite having achieved so much at such a young age, Carrick feels the best is yet to come from the striker:
“I am a massive fan. I am probably a bit biased because of the United connection.
“But ever since I have seen Danny I have been a huge fan and I expected big things of him. He has had a terrific couple of years now.
“People were looking at him when we signed Van Persie saying ‘where is his position, where is he going to fit in?’
“But he showed he is still a major part of it. We have got so much strength, but he has been terrific, and he was terrific again on Friday against San Marino.
“If he keeps performing like that he is only going to get better.”
“He can create and score goals. He can play different positions, he can play wide, he can play up top and he is a real talent.
“But he is modest too, which is what you’d expect coming through the ranks at United.
“The manager (Sir Alex Ferguson) sets standards for the young lads and Danny doesn’t get carried away and his performance against San Marino won’t change him at all.
“He’ll get back and start working hard again and that is what he does best. That is one of his biggest assets.”