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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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Carrick: Disappointed We Didn’t Win

Carrick: Disappointed We Didn’t Win

With just over half an hour to play, Manchester United were 3-0 down at Stamford Bridge. However, after coming back to make it 3-3, Michael Carrick has claimed he is disappointed we didn’t go on to get the win. “We were slightly disappointed in the end,” said Carrick. “Obviously, when you’re 3-0 down and have [...]

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Carrick: Fans Reception For Scholes Was Fantastic

Carrick: Fans Reception For Scholes Was Fantastic

Michael Carrick has sung the praises of team mate Paul Scholes who played his first game in front of our home grown since returning from retirement. Scholes scored a big goal for United, putting us 1-0 up just before half-time, although Carrick believes our legendary midfielder has as much to offer away from the pitch [...]

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VIDEO: Scholes, Welbeck and Carrick Goals vs Bolton

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Fergie: Time For Carrick To Be Our Midfield General

Fergie: Time For Carrick To Be Our Midfield General

Following weeks of excellent form from Michael Carrick, Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed now is the time for the 30-year-old the consistently boss the midfield. “He’s grabbed the nettle, there’s no question about that,” said Ferguson. “In some ways, he’s maybe seen the departure of Paul Scholes as his opportunity to be the main man [...]

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Carrick: Happy With Our Position

Following Manchester City’s defeat at Stamford Bridge yesterday, United are now within two points of the top. Michael Carrick has claimed that he is happy with our current position and reckons we’ll be even better off come the new year. “City have set the standard and not dropped many points but there’s a cluster of [...]

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What If There Isn’t A New Midfielder?

What If There Isn’t A New Midfielder?

Sir Alex Ferguson has always been tough to predict in the transfer market, he’s capable of securing transfer deals that seemed incredibly unlikely, unexpected, genius, or sometimes, baffling. From Henrik Larsson to Chicharito to Gabriel Obertan and Bébé, there’s usually something from way out in left field. Yet, centre midfield has long since been viewed [...]

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PICTURE: Carrick At Canadian Grand Prix

PICTURE: Carrick At Canadian Grand Prix

Michael Carrick is currently in Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix. ———- Thanks to Inna Ivanova for the picture

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