That's a very particular selection of players you've gone for there. Three defenders and a keeper we can ignore, seeing as Fergie rotates those positions far less, if at all. Which leaves us with Rooney and Ronaldo. The two players that Fergie builds his whole team around. If you can't come up with anyone else who's started more games than Carrick, then I rest my case. He's been one of our most important players and has consistently been one of (note, not "the first") the first names on the team-sheet throughout his entire career.