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Why Carrick Deserves To Win PFA Award

Why Carrick Deserves To Win PFA Award

When the PFA’s shortlist for the Player of the Season was announced earlier today there was much debate, as always, over who deserved to be named and who had been unfairly left out, but from the neutrals, it was Michael Carrick’s name that seemed to cause the most surprise. In support of this, on the [...]

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Carrick, Welbeck And RvP In PFA Shortlist

Michael Carrick and Robin van Persie have made the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Season whilst Danny Welbeck has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year. Gareth Bale (Tottenham) Michael Carrick (United) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Juan Mata (Chelsea) Luis Suarez (Liverpool) Robin van Persie (United) Young Player of the Year [...]

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Carrick: I love this club

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 [...]

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Carrick: Would I Have Played More For My Country If I Was Spanish?

Carrick: Would I Have Played More For My Country If I Was Spanish?

Despite playing over 300 games for Manchester United, Michael Carrick has only made 27 appearances for his country. With too many England managers persevering with the failed Lampard-Gerrard partnership, Carrick insists that he has to respect the decision of those who didn’t pick him, and that life at United keeps him busy. “I haven’t let [...]

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Carrick: Fergie Doesn’t Make Us Pick Club Over Country

Carrick: Fergie Doesn’t Make Us Pick Club Over Country

Following Manchester United putting pressure on Rio Ferdinand to pull out of international duty to ensure that he continues with his fitness regime to ensure that he keeps fit, Ferguson faced some criticism for his role in club over country players. In the international games that followed, four United players started against San Marino. In [...]

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Carrick: United Produce English Talent

Carrick: United Produce English Talent

Manchester United have produced more English talent for the national team than any other club but when looking at the younger players in the England squad you could argue they don’t match the ability of the so-called “golden generation”. When asked whether he thought there were enough good English players coming through, Michael Carrick sung [...]

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VIDEO: Carrick and Van Persie’s Goals Against Stoke

STO 0-1 MUN by Samu21213 STO 0-2 MUN by Samu21213 ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as [...]

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STATS: Does Michael Carrick deserve to be man of the moment?

STATS: Does Michael Carrick deserve to be man of the moment?

This season, only Patrice Evra has started more games (27) than Michael Carrick, whilst Evra and Van Persie have both had more minutes on the pitch. Carrick has made 1843 accurate passes this season with an accuracy of 88%. Of those passes, 37% of them have gone forwards and just 8% backwards. In the opposition [...]

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

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 [...]

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Carrick Enjoys Hearing Amazing Fans Sing His Song

Carrick Enjoys Hearing Amazing Fans Sing His Song

“Oh, oh, oh, it’s Carrick, you know, it’s hard to believe it’s not Scholes” is the song that was first penned years ago for Michael Carrick. The fact that a lot of fans (rightly) didn’t see him on a level with Scholes probably contributed to it not really taking off. However, this afternoon, in our [...]

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VIDEO: Carrick Chant Takes Off At Loftus Road

Despite first being sung years ago, Michael Carrick’s never really had a song sung en masse in all his time at United, until Loftus Road’s away end erupted in the second half today. I imagine we will be hearing a lot more of this song now… ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a [...]

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STATS: How Do United’s Midfielders Compare?

STATS: How Do United’s Midfielders Compare?

Following yesterday’s defeat against Norwich, Ryan Giggs was on the receiving end of much of the criticism. With the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson and even Darren Fletcher on the bench, it seemed puzzling that Giggs would get the nod to start in the centre of midfield. The stats above show the accuracy in passing [...]

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Virus Hits Giggs, Scholes And Carrick

Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs haven’t made the trip to Cluj because they are suffering with a virus. Carrick was initially ruled out but after Giggs and Scholes reported they felt rough too, they were sent home from Carrington. Ferguson suggested that Scholes wouldn’t have been playing anyway after playing 90 minutes against Spurs on [...]

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Carrick: You ain’t seen nothing yet

Carrick: You ain’t seen nothing yet

Michael Carrick, who enjoyed great form for Manchester United last season, claims that he still believes he can improve. “Hopefully I’m a better player now than I was a couple of years ago,” he said. “I feel I have improved and I’m hoping to still improve. I’ve just turned 31 and the peak time in [...]

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Carrick Back In England Squad

Michael Carrick has been named in the England squad for the game against Italy next week. Having told the FA he wasn’t interested in being considered for the squad if he wasn’t going to play, Carrick was left out of Roy Hodgson’s team that went to Euro 2012. Despite statistically being the most effective English [...]

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