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Carrick replaces Fletch as United’s vice captain

Carrick replaces Fletch as United’s vice captain

Louis van Gaal has confirmed that from this point on, Michael Carrick will be Manchester United’s vice-captain, not Darren Fletcher. “I have three captains,” said Van Gaal. “You have a sequence: Wayne Rooney is one, Carrick is two, Fletcher three. He [Carrick] brings a lot of experience but also a lot of composure. He can [...]

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Carrick: We DID try last season

Manchester United went from being champions to seventh in the league last season after Sir Alex Ferguson was replaced by David Moyes. Michael Carrick insists that despite the dreadful displays, the players hadn’t given up and were still trying, but it just didn’t work out. It was unusual. In some ways, you get used to [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Hull City

Louis Van Gaal’s impressive home record as Manchester United manager continued as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Hull City at the weekend. The Red Devils are unbeaten at Old Trafford since the opening day defeat to Swansea City and are finally beginning to dominate games that they should be dominating. Chris Smalling opened [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace to move up to sixth position in the fledgling Premier League table. Substitute Juan Mata’s second half strike was enough to seal all three points for the Red Devils who had previously gone three games without a win. The result is Louis Van Gaal’s fourth [...]

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Carrick: Wilson is a goal machine

Michael Carrick played his first game in months last night in the U-21′s 2-1 victory over West Ham. After the match, he sung the praises of James Wilson, who scored the first goal. “He is just a goal machine,” he told MUTV. “He’s like that in training and scores all the time. It’s a great [...]

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Carrick: You’ll have to ask LvG who I’m competing with

Michael Carrick started his return from injury this evening in the U-21′s 2-1 win over West Ham. “It’s been a while,” he told MUTV. “It’s been about five-and-a-half months since the last game as it was the end of last season. It’s been a long time so it was nice to get out and get [...]

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Rio: I took Carrick to the pub after England squad news

Michael Carrick, like most players at the club, had a pretty awful season for United in 2013-2014. Rio Ferdinand has today claimed that it was a mistake for Roy Hodgson to leave Carrick out of the squad for Brazil though, despite such a poor year. “As someone involved in that extraordinary campaign, it’s safe to [...]

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PICTURE: Carrick’s wife has a pop at Keane on Twitter

PICTURE: Carrick’s wife has a pop at Keane on Twitter

Following United’s embarrassing defeat against Olympiakos Michael Carrick gave an interview. Roy Keane, who was working as a pundit for ITV, claimed the interview was just like the performance tonight, “flat”. Carrick’s wife took to Twitter to respond to Keane’s claims, before later deleting the tweet.

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Fletch needed in Carrick and Fellaini absence

Darren Fletcher returned to the first team after spending a year recovering from the chronic bowel condition which some claimed would end his career. His every touch was cheered when he came on in our 3-0 win over Aston Villa and had a good 20 minutes, even if you have to take in to consideration [...]

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Carrick agrees new deal

Michael Carrick has signed a new contract with United which will keep him at the club until 2015, with the possible option of a further year. This is a rare move for the club, given that players in their 30s are usually only offered one year extensions. Ryan Giggs was given a two year deal [...]

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Carrick Continuing in the Tradition of Helping Youth

Michael Carrick, who turns 32 at the end of the month and is about to start his eighth season at the club, has welcomed the responsibility that comes with being a more experienced player at the club. “The responsibility changes a little bit as you get older,” said Carrick. “It is an experience thing. The [...]

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STATS: Our midfielders compared to Chelsea’s, City’s and Arsenal’s

STATS: Our midfielders compared to Chelsea’s, City’s and Arsenal’s

Passing – Arteta has made more successful passes than any other player this season (2517), followed by Carrick (2443) and Yaya Toure (2246). – Arteta has averaged a higher number of passes per game than any other player this season (80.9), followed by Toure (78.9) and Carrick (77.1). These three are separated by at least [...]

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STATS: Season review – The midfield

STATS: Season review – The midfield

- Our most accurate passer in midfield is Scholes (92.4%), followed by Cleverley (90.2%) and Kagawa (89.7%). – Our most accurate midfield passer in the attacking half is Scholes (90%), followed by Cleverley and Kagawa (85%). – Kagawa has more touches of the ball than any other player in midfield (1.32 per minute), followed by [...]

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RoM Season Review: The midfield

RoM Season Review: The midfield

Michael Carrick It has only taken seven years for Carrick to get his own song and the praise he deserves. The players aren’t stupid though and voted him their Player of the Year. Think about this: United have never finished outside the top two with Carrick in central midfield. Paul Scholes In the summer of [...]

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Carrick: You don’t play for United, you live for United

Lots of the players have credited City’s last minute title win for the reason we have run away with the title this season, determined to win our trophy back. Last night, Michael Carrick spoke about this desire when receiving his Players’ Player of the Year award. “We had to win it,” he said. “Last year [...]

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