Before this season, no write up on our midfield could be given without focussing heavily on Cristiano Ronaldo. With him gone, it’s up to the rest of our midfield players to prove a point.
Last year, the number of men practising safe and getting tested increased dramatically in Sierra Leone, a country that had seen a 75% increase in all new HIV infections since 2002. The reason? A nationwide campaign across TV, radio and billboards. It was doctors telling men to put a condom on, it wasn’t politicians fighting [...]
Reports in the morning’s papers suggest that Fabio Capello is not at all happy with Michael Carrick after his late withdrawal from the squad. It turns out Carrick broke his toe during the European Cup final against Barcelona last week, which meant he had to pull out of the England squad. The injury was picked [...]
Michael Carrick was presented with a great first half opportunity to level the score against Wigan tonight, but saw his attempt go just over the bar when under pressure from the defender. He more than made up for it with an 86th minute winner, after assisting the equalising goal, scored by Carlos Tevez. Carrick looked [...]
Whatever people want to say about Old Trafford, the atmosphere is fine. It’s not brilliant but it’s not shit, and it has steadily improved over the past few seasons, after a pretty dire spell about five years ago. After the 4-1 battering against Liverpool, plenty of people were off early. Those that stayed sung the [...]
With most the Manchester United team falling short of our expectations over the past few weeks/months, Michael Carrick has certainly be one lacking form. It doesn’t appear to be a lack of effort, rather a lack of confidence, with the England midfielder spending too much time on the ball and looking reluctant to take control [...]
Following a week of slatings in the press and the England manager Fabio Capello calling him a ‘crazy man’, Wayne Rooney went on to score two goals in England’s 4-0 victory over Slovakia. Rooney was named Man of the Match before even scoring his second, which turned out to be the last kick of the [...]
Nemanja Vidic is probably our only player who has enjoyed better form than Michael Carrick this season, who has proved himself as a great asset to our team this season. Reflecting on last season, Carrick notes how disappointing it was to lose against Portsmouth in the FA Cup, particularly when the run to the final [...]
Following England’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spain, Michael Carrick, who was picked ahead of Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield, was on the receiving end of some harsh criticism. In contrast, Wayne Rooney is being hailed as England’s saviour… again. I wonder how long it will last for this time!
Paul Scholes was overlooked by Sven-Goran Eriksson in order to accomodate both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in the England midfield. Scholes retired to focus on United, clearly not impressed at having to play out of position, and every manager that followed Sven asked him to reconsider. This was over four and a half years [...]