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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 than any other player with 82/88 (93%)
vs City – attempted and completed more passes than any United player with 49/53 (93%). Barry (58/65 or 89%) and Toure (60/69 or 87%) attempted and completed more.
vs Everton – attempted and completed more passes than any United player with 58/73 (80%). Neville (65/72 or 90%) attempted and completed more.
vs Villa – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 65/74 (88%).
vs Wigan – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 62/67 (93%).
vs QPR – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 119/135 (88%).
vs Blackburn – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 92/100 (92%)
vs Fulham – attempted and completed more passes 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 passes than any other player with 88/96 (92%)
vs Tottenham – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 72/81 (89%)
vs Norwich – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 88/101 (87%)
vs Liverpool – attempted and completed more passes 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 51/56 (91%). Song attempted 56 and completed 47 (84%).
vs Bolton – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 59/66 (89%)
vs Newcastle – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 69/80 (86%)
vs Blackburn – played as a central defender because of injuries. Completed 34/38 passes (90%).
vs Wigan – played as a central defender because of injuries. Completed 39/40 passes (98%).
vs Fulham – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 67/74 (91%)
vs QPR – one player attempted and completed more passes (Faurlin – 52/71 or 73%). Completed 49/58 (85%).
vs Wolves – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 66/73 (90%)
vs Villa – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 55/62 (89%)
vs Newcastle – one player attempted and completed more passes (Giggs – 52/64 or 81%). Completed 45/54 (83%).
vs Swansea – attempted and completed more passes than any other player with 92/96 (96%)
vs Sunderland – subbed on in the 83rd minute. Completed 4/4 passes (100%).
vs Everton – injured. Not in matchday squad.
vs City – injured. Not in matchday squad.
vs Liverpool – Not fully fit. Unused sub.
vs Norwich – Not full fit. Unused sub.
vs Stoke – injured. Not in matchday squad.
vs Chelsea – subbed on in the 63rd minute. Completed 19/21 passes (91%)
vs Bolton – subbed on in the 8th minute. Anderson, Rio and Reo-Coker attempted and completed more passes. Completed 46/51 (90%)
vs Arsenal – injured. Not in matchday squad.
vs Tottenham – Not fully fit. Unused sub.
vs West Brom – Not fully fit. Unused sub.

Carrick played in 30/38 league games, started 27/38 and played for the full game 26/38. However, two of these appearances were in the centre of defence, so we’re looking at 24 games where he played in midfield.

Carrick attempted and completed more passes than any player on the pitch: 19/24
Carrick attempted and completed more passes than any United player on the pitch: 3/24
Carrick attempted and completed more passes than any opposition player on the pitch: 2/24
(Scholes vs Sunderland and Giggs vs Newcastle)

Conclusions
- Carrick’s pass completion over the course of the season was 90.1%. To put this in to perspective: Yaya Toure – 90.5%. Scott Parker – 89.5%. Luka Modric – 87.4%. David Silva – 87.1%. Juan Mata – 87%. Frank Lampard – 86.9%. Gareth Barry – 86.4%. Ramires – 85.1%. Raul Meireles – 84.5%. Jordan Henderson 83.9%. Steven Gerrard – 83.1%. Marouane Fellaini – 79.7%.

- Carrick’s number of touches per minute over the course of the season was 1.01. To put this in to perspective: Gerrard – 0.97 touches, Barry – 0.95 touches, Parker – 0.88 touches, Lampard – 0.85 touches and Hnederson – 0.77 touches.

- Carrick’s pass completion in the final third over the course of the season was 81%. To put this in to perspective: Parker – 79%, Barry 77%, Lampard and Gerrard – 75% and Henderson – 74%.

- Carrick’s key passes per game (as adjudged by the number of starts) was 1.04. To put this in to perspective: Gerrard – 2.25 key passes, Lampard – 1.92 key passes, Henderson – 1 key passes, Barry – 0.98 key passes, Parker – 0.75 key passes.

- Carrick’s tackles per game (as adjudged by the number of starts) was 3.3. To put this in to perspective: Parker – 3.8 tackles, Barry – 2.7 tackles, Gerrard – 2 tackles, Henderson – 1.7 tackles and Lampard – 1.6 tackles.

- Carrick’s interceptions per game (as adjudged by the number of starts) was 2.6. To put this in to perspective: Parker – 3.2 interceptions, Barry – 2.3 interceptions, Henderson – 1.7 interceptions, and Gerrard and Lampard – 1.4 interceptions.


 

130 Comments

  1. CedarsDevil says:

    International football sucks dick….

    Evening MG

  2. paramrooney says:

    @MG just heard barca hav put in a bid 4 lukaku to replace messi………….

  3. MG says:

    Talent is fair enough – the one thing having seen him for the first time is that he isn’t that tall – so cannot effectively be like a Ronaldo even if he works on his body

    So he’ll be in the Silva mode then – ok – we’ll see how good he turns out to be.

    At the moment it’s just potential – I mean we have enough of that at United – We just need more finished products or close enough to compliment our team – that’s my opinion and has been for a while…

  4. Joffrey Baratheon says:

    Sadly Anderson’s best season in a United shirt was his first and that is not a good thing. He’s gone backwards in his progress rather than forward and I’m at the end of my patience with him to be honest.

  5. WillieRedNut says:

    I’ve got a huge talent………

  6. MG says:

    Evening Cedars – how do we find you today ;)

    paramrooney

    Excellent is Messi coming to OT?

    He’s the only Argentinian that I want at the moment – even then not before Xavi or Iniesta :lol:

  7. CedarsDevil says:

    Willie

    No doubt about that!

    MG – Feeling like shit mate

  8. WeAreUnited says:

    and i respect that opinion :) absolutely . a player with great potential, and of course after rejecting the greatest culb ManUnited, i dont want seeing him becoming great.

    But i respect players that show good touch and something different in football, no matter where they play, no need being bitter, it doesnt matter if he didn’t come to Utd.

  9. MG says:

    Willie

    Second Cedars no doubt about that ;)

    Cedars

    Cheer up Cedars – on the beach in the south pacific watching the girls go by in a bar drinking ice cold drinks – listening to James :D

  10. WeAreUnited says:

    and that coming as a football fan :) as a United supporter of course i want him to break his leg :P

  11. MG says:

    I’ve just seen Gary do his first coaching technique

    :lol:

    He’s got it!

    :lol:

  12. zelh says:

    Stevie Me MOTM?
    Deary me..

  13. CedarsDevil says:

    MG

    Cannot do better than that mate, just so hungover that my head feels likes its 2 tons!! Me Irish lady done me over so bad that its not funny anymore…..Well, its funny if you’re watching me !! ha ha ha

  14. MG says:

    Cedars

    It’s funny you explaining it funnily so

    :lol:

  15. Mike says:

    MG

    He is a very very good player who hasn’t performed tonight. However, I don’t support Chelski so personally I don’t care. The point of my post was purely that the original post said Carrick is Englands best midfielder according to stats. Well, using the stats Hazard is an outstanding player.

  16. Boss says:

    @ RepeatOf99
    Find the stat of how many forward passes Carrick made so i can guarantee you you’re wrong, its a myth that he only passes backwards and sideways.
    A myth that only fools believe
    You clearly don’t watch games close enough or you’re ignorant to football

  17. TonyBee says:

    England won…. Who gives a shit

  18. WillieRedNut says:

    Just seen this tweeted? Welbeck 1 Hazard 0. :lol:

  19. MG says:

    Mike

    Okay fair enough but again how does Hazard concern me?

    I’m not disputing the kid neither his potential – further today is the first time I’ve seen him – so I mean okay Chelsea have paid 32 million for him – fair enough – he could be incredible in years to come but at the moment in a league which is inferior to the premiership the jump will be incredible for him – if he makes it good luck to him no ill or hard feelings from this Manchester United fans side.

  20. MG says:

    Watson

    Watching Gary Neville do coaching duties was fun though

    Gary Neville – personified cool :D

  21. cubs says:

    MG your type puts me into the picture so far I have KODAK ON MY BACK.

  22. Busby_Fergie says:

    He’s a TEAM PLAYER. And England are far from a team.

  23. MG says:

    Zibbie

    :lol:

  24. Daniel says:

    Michael Carrick has been better this season but he still doesn’t get anywhere near enough goals or assists. Its shocking he doesn’t get in THIS current England squad and team. If Michael Carrick were to run more and jump when the ball is high in midfield. When he does make surging runs into the opponents half he looks like a real player. He doesn’t shoot enough either.

  25. Busby_Fergie says:

    He held our team together when the amount of injuries were piling up, brought immense stability and composure to our back4 which was without Vida, very happy for him. Recharge your batteries Mike, need you next term!

  26. denton davey says:

    FLETCH @ 15:57: “When he does shoot or score, you can see his vision and what we would have if we had been able to use him in a more forward position. Injuries to Vidic, Rio and Fletcher, and the various issues with Anderson mean that Carrick is continually used out of position relative to his optimal game.”

    I totally agree – when he’s paired with Paul Scholes, something is lost from Michael Carrick’s game. I think that he’s just too deferential to the LEGEND that is TheGingerNinja. I also think that we’d see much, much more from Michael Carrick if he could be partnered with someone like DarrenFletcherinho (in his “football genius” mode).

    The closest we’re going to see that partnership is if SAF uses MrJones in the box-to-box role OR – and I know that this will give a lot of you guys apoplexy – if he decides that he wants TheWayneBoy to move into that box-to-box role alongside Kagawa in some version of a 4-1-2-3 (with some combination of Nani and Valencia and Young and Chicharito and DannyTheLad comprising the “3″).

  27. denton davey says:

    WillieRedNut @ 17:20: “Blessing in disguise anyway. He’s carrying an injury towards the end of the season. Rooney was too. Fuck England! We need them both fresh and ready for the new season.”

    Direct, to-the-point, AND correct – you tell ‘em WillieBoy.

  28. denton davey says:

    Mike @ 19:05: “using the stats Hazard is an outstanding player.”

    Errrrr, NO ! You figure that Hazard’s one goal in 28 international appearances makes him better than who – Danny Welbeck – one goal in two starts ?

  29. Vilhelm28 says:

    How does our squad make up look as ro 25 man, home grown and all that. Just have a feeling we cannot bring in all forreign players, but I might be wrong.

    Personally I would be more happy if SAF brought in a true nr. 2 this season. Think that will be worth a couple of players.

  30. dave says:

    Stats, the thing that prove every human being has an average of one testicle!

    He’s not even believable as a professional footballer!

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