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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…

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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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Carrick: I Don’t Mind Playing In Defence

When Manchester United have a defensive injury crisis, Michael Carrick is usually called upon to play in the centre of defence. During the pre-season tour, with Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans all out injured, and Phil Jones not travelling after his selection in England’s Euro 2012 squad, Carrick played in defence against Shanghai [...]

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Midfield Musings

Midfield Musings

In the first chapter of Genesis, God tells mankind (yes, I know) to go out and conquer the world, and ever since (yes, I know), we’ve been gripped by a paranoid, neurotic desire to understand everything. But however hard we try, it’s simply not possible: whether its spontaneous combustion, kicks in snooker, or red trousers, [...]

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STATS: Carrick’s Season In Full In Comparison To Others

STATS: Carrick’s Season In Full In Comparison To Others

With Michael Carrick repeatedly missing out on the plaudits he deserves, from reds and non-reds alike, it’s time to see how one of our best players performed in 2011-2012. vs Sunderland – one player attempted and completed more passes (Scholes – 98/103 or 95%). Completed 73/78 (94%) vs Swansea – attempted and completed more passes [...]

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Carrick Has An England Future… If Everyone Else Is Injured

Carrick Has An England Future… If Everyone Else Is Injured

With England midfielders dropping like flies, more and more questions have been asked about why Michael Carrick isn’t going to the Euros. He has had a brilliant season for Manchester United but, as always, hasn’t received much recognition for this. When Roy Hodgson announced his squad, eyebrows were raised when Carrick not only missed out [...]

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Carrick: All I Care About Is Playing For This Club

Michael Carrick has been one of United’s best players this season which has been crucial given how many injuries we’ve had in midfield. Whilst he has often been on the receiving end of criticism since joining the club, Carrick insists all he’s bothered about is what Sir Alex Ferguson and his team mates think of [...]

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STATS: Carrick’s Ridiculous Good Run Continues

STATS: Carrick’s Ridiculous Good Run Continues

vs Blackburn – attempted and completed more than any other player with 92/100 (92%) vs Fulham – attempted and completed more than any other player with 96/104 (92%) vs Wolves – subbed off after 58 minutes to give Paul Pogba a decent run. 49/56 (88%) vs West Brom – attempted and completed more than any [...]

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Carrick: It’s Nice To Be Top Again

Manchester United went top of the table at the weekend following their victory over West Brom and Manchester City’s defeat to Swansea. Seven of United’s remaining ten games are against bottom half of the table opposition, starting with second from bottom Wolves at the weekend. They’ve lost nine of the fourteen games they’ve played at [...]

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Carrick: We Expect Stick For Being In Europa

When Liverpool slipped down the table and stopped playing in the Champions League, Manchester United fans were always keen to remind them of their fall from grace. “Thursday nights, channel five” we would chant, referring to when and where Europa League matches could be watched. Liverpool then became so bad they couldn’t even get in [...]

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STATS: Michael Carrick Has Been Ridiculously Good

STATS: Michael Carrick Has Been Ridiculously Good

vs Liverpool – attempted and completed more than any other player with 92/98 (94%) vs Chelsea – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 66/76 (87%) vs Stoke – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 129/139 (93%) vs Arsenal – completed more passes than any other player with [...]

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