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Carrick: My Chant Must Be Tongue-In-Cheek!

Oh, oh, oh it’s Carrick, you know, hard to believe it’s not Scholes…

Years after first being sung in small numbers, Michael Carrick’s chant took off in the away end at Loftus Road on the weekend.

Whilst some fans have been criticial of the song, claiming that Carrick isn’t fit to lace Scholes’ boots, we should probably remember that Vidic isn’t actually a murder, we don’t often score six goals, and Rooney isn’t as good as Pele.

Still, being his usual modest self, Carrick has presumed that the song is tongue-in-cheek and hailed the brilliance of his team mate.

“Scholesy is a legend, so I don’t know whether it is tongue-in-cheek but it is a nice song and I will take that,” said Carrick. “It is always good to be compared to players like that. Paul is as good as it gets and has been throughout his career. To train alongside him and have the chance to learn every day has been something I have tried to make the most of. It has helped me bring my own game on whether he knows it or not and that has been a big help.”


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15 Comments

  1. santafereno says:

    He is on the self-effacing side, but definitely a legend in the making.

  2. Red4ever says:

    Hope he continues his brilliant form and make some cruicial passes in the madrid he will be the most important player for us in that tie specialy jones out hopefully clevs and carrick control the game for us GGMU !!!!!

  3. everydayislikesunday says:

    RVP aside, Carrick has been player of the season.

  4. kanchelskis says:

    The role he plays, with his economy of movement and no reliance on physicality or pace, he could keep doing the fine job he’s doing now for another three or four years. Here’s hoping.

  5. ASA says:

    SO humble thats what soccer needs more of.

  6. Gerrired says:

    Keep up the great job you are doing son and come season’s end we shall reap aplenty. Great lad too, I just love him

  7. keegan4england says:

    Always rated him….and so do the top midfielders in europe. Only England managers dont rate him, which is absolutely fine by me!

  8. David Lee Malaysia says:

    geeez….those overhype CM players (except Xavi & Pirlo) ARENT even fit enough to even wipe Carrick’s arse

  9. David Lee Malaysia says:

    only Pirlo, Xavi & our Scholesy are better than carrick. these rest of those prima donnas glamor CM around the world arent fit to wipe Carrick’s buttom.

  10. Catotraa says:

    So, Vidic isn’t actualy a murder? Think we have a couple of EPL-strikers who would say otherwise..

  11. DreadedRed says:

    No ifs, ands, or buttoms about it, Carrick’s so far in front that the other other contenders can hardly get close enough to sniff his buttom, never mind take a shine to it.

  12. DreadedRed says:

    The tongues firmly in the other cheek now for CarBangRick and his cronies.

    No doubt arse-licking under another user name.

  13. King Eric says:

    DreadedRed – Hello mate. Ha yes CarBANGprick has gone VERY quiet hasn’t he!

  14. DreadedRed says:

    King Eric – good day good buddy! Yeah, methinks the twat choked on his own tongue as he vomited up his last deriding comment. Good riddance!

  15. FAEZ says:

    I remember an article in the Dailymail about Carrick not having a song just last month. Must be really pleased to hear that chant at QPR.

    After six and a half years at Manchester United, they still don’t sing Michael Carrick’s name. Finally, though, they understand and appreciate his worth.
    Terrace chants have never been a familiar thing to Carrick, now 31.
    ‘I just don’t think anything really rhymes,’ he once said in that self-effacing manner of his. ‘I have tried to think of one myself and even I couldn’t do it.’

    Here’s the link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2261125/Michael-Carrick-taken-Paul-Scholes-mantle-midfielder-enigma-Manchester-United.html

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