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Carrick: LvG has been terrific for me

Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Louis van Gaal for how he has helped him develop as a player this season. He’s been terrific for me; he’s supported me and given me a lot of responsibility. As the season has gone on, I think I’ve shown that on the pitch; I’ve been happy with [...]

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LvG: Not many players can read the game like Carrick

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Michael Carrick will be back in action before the end of the season but that we won’t see him this afternoon against West Brom. Yes, I had expected that he could play this weekend, but it is a matter of time. When you see in our team, he is [...]

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Five key thoughts following Everton 3-0 Manchester United as Van Gaal’s men are given a major reality check

It was a very disappointing day for Manchester United as they suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park. James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas goals condemned United to back-to-back league defeats for the first time under Louis van Gaal and put their quest to finish in the top [...]

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Five key thoughts following Chelsea 1-0 United – Hazard the difference as Van Gaal’s men are unlucky in defeat

Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat to a sturdy Chelsea side, who moved one step closer to the Premier League title. It was a harsh defeat but the Red Devils will have learnt a massive lesson after failing to break down Jose Mourinho’s men. David De Gea’s main rival for PFA Player of the [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 4-2 Manchester City as Red Devils win first derby since Dec 2012

Manchester United defeated local rivals Manchester City 4-2 at Old Trafford to solidify third position in the Premier League table. A Sergio Aguero brace sandwiched goals from man of the match Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling, who erased bad memories of the reverse fixture in which he was sent off. It [...]

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Carrick: Mata has always been a great player

Michael Carrick has sung the praises of teammate Juan Mata following his match-winning performance against Liverpool at the weekend. He has always been a great player. He has always been important to us because he brings so much to the team, and so much ability. You have seen it all there, in terms of what [...]

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Liverpool Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Liverpool Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Was it the “Philosophy”? Was it just a case of “Lads, it’s Tottenham”? Or was it just a fluke? Whatever it was, things took a huge step to improving for Manchester United last week, in perhaps the most complete and satisfying display since the Sir Alex era drew to a close. FA Cup defeat to [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur as Rooney emphatically replies to boxing row

Manchester United bounced back from their FA Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal with a convincing victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney sent the Red Devils just two points behind Manchester City and one behind Arsenal. With the crunch clash at Anfield against rivals [...]

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What was Carrick’s celebration all about?

What was Carrick’s celebration all about?

Michael Carrick scored United’s second goal in our comfortable 3-0 win against Spurs this afternoon. He then celebrated holding up his fingers to count out 5-2. Was it a reminder of this game against Spurs? Or were they the odds of his winning horse at Cheltenham? No, it was for his daughter’s 7th birthday.

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VIDEO: Fellaini, Carrick and Rooney’s goals vs Spurs

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Carrick: Every game is huge now

Following the disappointing defeat on Monday night, Michael Carrick has revealed that the players have stuck together and trained hard as they move on from the result. With big games around the corner, starting with Spurs this weekend, Carrick has stressed the importance of doing a job in every match until the end of the [...]

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Carrick: Our attack is world class

Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Manchester United’s attacking forward line following the 3-1 result against Newcastle. Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie linked up brilliantly for the goals and Carrick is hoping for more of the same against Tottenham Hotspur today. That’s four world-class players you’re talking about there. [...]

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Carrick: We’re not satisfied with third

Michael Carrick has spoken about Manchester United’s recent good form and has reiterated the players’ desire to compete for the title this season. The signs have been good in recent weeks. We were bitterly disappointed not to win last week [at Aston Villa] but we beat Newcastle and now have two big away games. They [...]

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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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