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Carrick: It’s strange to see how badly Chelsea are doing

Manchester United’s trips to Stamford Bridge over the past decade have usually been fairly stressful occasions for both clubs. More often than not, both sides have been challenging for the title, and winning three points, while denying the other team any points, could be a huge boost in claiming the title. Ahead of this fixture [...]

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Carrick: We are showing intent to attack now

Manchester United put on a rare attacking display against Stoke earlier this week, winning 3-0. Michael Carrick concedes that United haven’t done well enough going forward this season but that against Stoke we showed real attacking intent. I think we were well aware we had to improve going forward. Defensively we’ve been pretty good for [...]

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Carrick: I wanted to be in United’s away end again

Carrick: I wanted to be in United’s away end again

During Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield, Michael Carrick was one of three United players in the away end. Against Derby, in United’s 3-1 win, Carrick came on for the final 15 minutes, but conceded he missed being with the away fans. United had an allocation of over 5,000, the largest of the [...]

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Manchester United 2015 review – The midfield

Manchester United 2015 review – The midfield

Michael Carrick – @BusbyMUFC 2015 has been a largely disappointing year for Manchester United and this is perhaps perfectly reflected by Michael Carrick’s inconsistent form. Towards the end of March we saw some wonderful football as United steamrolled Spurs, Liverpool, Villa and City in quick succession. Carrick’s influence in that run of wins was obvious [...]

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PICTURE: Has Carrick replaced Rooney as captain?

PICTURE: Has Carrick replaced Rooney as captain?

Despite coming on at half-time for Manchester United, during our 2-0 defeat against Stoke, Wayne Rooney was not given the captain’s armband. Michael Carrick, who started the game as captain, kept the armband until the end. Rooney has been out for several weeks with an injury, although plenty of rumours have circulated suggesting there’s another [...]

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Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Don’t let the transfer-window get in the way of the football

Amidst all the insanity of the summer transfer-window, a football season broke out. For a little while Manchester United fans were, if not happy, at least relatively content. Wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, while not particularly thrilling, offered signs of progress. All the while, however, the threat of further madness bubbled away just [...]

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Carrick: Leaving United was not an option 

With Manchester United signing Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin this summer, there were rumours linking Michael Carrick with a move elsewhere. However, Carrick insists it didn’t even cross his mind to leave United. It is not something I thought about at all. It has never been an issue. When discussing his future, Carrick is going [...]

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Carrick: I welcome competition from Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin

Whenever Michael Carrick was available last season, he started. In 2015-16, he may face a very different fate though, with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin signing this summer. Carrick claims that he welcomes the competition though an believes it will improve his own performances. Competition for places is good. Over the years there has always [...]

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Carrick: I didn’t want to miss the pre-season

Michael Carrick played in just 18 league goals last season, which is the fewest of any season in his career, since breaking in to West Ham’s first team 15 years ago. His season was ruined by injury and he played his last game in our 4-2 win over City in the middle of April. With [...]

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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s midfield

RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s midfield

Yesterday, the defenders were rated for their performances in the 2014-15 season, and now it’s the midfielders’ turn. After years of frustration at Sir Alex Ferguson’s refusal to buy new midfielders and improve this area on the park, we finally now have a half decent midfield. In fact, the midfield is now our strongest position. [...]

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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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