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Carrick: I love this club

Michael Carrick is enjoying one of his best seasons at the club and after almost seven years believes that we are the perfect club for him.

“Yeh, I’d have to say that,” Carrick said when asked if United were the perfect club for him. “For me it’s the best club. Just everything about it. The principles of football, how you’re expected to play and how we try and play. To play football here day in day out is a dream. I’m very lucky.”

With Carrick turning 32 this summer he may soon have to start to think about the end of his career. He hopes that he can spend the rest of his playing days at United but is aware that things can change quickly in football and he may have to leave at some point.

“In an ideal world, yeh, course, because what a football club this is and not many people walk away from this place,” he said. “But at the same time, I’m not 32 yet, so who knows? You never know what football is going to throw up. They might say to me at some point ‘thank you but I think it’s time for you to move on’ and that’s how football is. But I hope not because I love this place.”

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7 Comments

  1. AlphaRS says:

    He has had other good seasons but they just haven’t been as noticed or appreciated.
    He needs some better players to play alongside him in midfield and he will become even better.

  2. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Great player for us. On the cusp of his 5th EPL title since 2006.
    Good lad as well. Never hear of him in the celeb mags. Exactly what we need.

    Just hope he continues to stay fit as we would be completely buggered if he missed a run of games.

    Glad he got a goal as well. Should be scoring more, but that would always be icing on the cake.

  3. kk says:

    I like him. No fuss about him. He is among the most practical person’s at the club. He doesnt get caught up in the hype even when he is praised.

  4. NBI Red Onion says:

    he has improved, this season he started the season well, there we year he took until xmas to get into any kind of form.

  5. Sparkz says:

    We love him as well, good to see that he’s won over most of the Utd fans now!

    Saying that I think he could be even better if he had a physical presence alongside him. It would free him up to do his work on the ball even more. In the same way Alonso has Khedira alongside him, Pirlo has Vidal/Pogba etc etc.

  6. King Eric says:

    He will see his career out at United as will only get better a la scholes. I remember not long after Rome and that penalty miss against Burnley red issue ran a bull shit story that he was an alcoholic and having treatment. Yeah right.

  7. Ruks says:

    Perfect role model 4 youngsters.

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