Michael Carrick

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Carrick hails Van Gaal’s impact

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Michael Carrick has hailed the impact Louis Van Gaal has had on his season, claiming the United manager was the reason behind his excellent campaign.

The former Spurs man was one of United's midfielder when not blighted by a catalogue of injuries, which left his side bereft of a key man in the middle of the park.

Man United Injury Blow As Carrick Out For Rest Of Season

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If Manchester United are to qualify for the Champions League next season, they are going to have to do it without midfielder Michael Carrick, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a calf problem.

That is a problem for United who are a completely different side when Carrick is in the line-up.

Manchester United confirm Michael Carrick will miss the remainder of the season

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a calf injury.

The last time Carrick featured for United was during his side's 4-2 victory of Manchester City on April 12. The midfielder removed himself from that contest in the closing minutes after feeling a problem in his calf and has subsequently missed the team's last three games successive defeats to Chelsea, Everton and West Brom.

Manchester United confirm Michael Carrick will miss the remainder of the season

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a calf injury.

The last time Carrick featured for United was during his side's 4-2 victory of Manchester City on April 12. The midfielder removed himself from that contest in the closing minutes after feeling a problem in his calf and has subsequently missed the team's last three games successive defeats to Chelsea, Everton and West Brom.

Blind keeps faith with Van Gaal

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Daley Blind has said Manchester United must stick together and finish the season on a high after three defeats in a row have threatened to dent their challenge for a top-four finish.

Having won six on the bounce, United have lost to Chelsea, Everton and West Bromwich, failing to score in all three games as an injury to Michael Carrick has disrupted Louis Van Gaal's plans.

Neville: This Manchester United star is ‘critical’ for LvG

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Gary Neville has offered words of praise for his former Manchester United teammate Michael Carrick and compared him to midfield greats Andrea Pirlo and Paul Scholes.

Carrick has started just 16 Premier League games this campaign and his commanding presence in the midfield coincided with a revival in fortunes for Louis van Gaal's side.

Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title?

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Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's pretty clear that Manchester United are getting better. The train-wreck that was last season under poor David Moyes is slowly being forgotten, with Louis van Gaal and his new look Red Devils gradually finding their feet in the English top flight.

Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title?

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Can Manchester United challenge for the 2015/16 Premier League title? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's pretty clear that Manchester United are getting better. The train-wreck that was last season under poor David Moyes is slowly being forgotten, with Louis van Gaal and his new look Red Devils gradually finding their feet in the English top flight.

United trio to miss Everton trip

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Louis Van Gaal has confirmed that Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones will all miss Sunday's trip to Everton, while Daley Blind is a doubt.

United travel to Goodison Park on Sunday hoping to clinch a first win away at Everton since the 2011-12 season and to consolidate their third place but will have to do so without the trio, who have still not recovered from the injuries that kept them out of last Saturday's trip to Chelsea.

Carrick unlikely to be fit for Everton

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Manchester United have been dealt a major blow ahead of Sunday's trip to Goodison Park, as Michael Carrick is unlikely to be fit to face Everton after missing Saturday's defeat against Chelsea.

Along with Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, Carrickmissed thetrip to Stamford Bridge last Saturday, as Chelsea brought United's six-game winning run to an end, courtesy of an Eden Hazard goal.

Chelsea vs Manchester United: Three Key Battles

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Chelsea's clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday will be extremely intriguing to say the least. It always is, you might say, but this time it's not only because ofthe big names on show.

Man Utd’s Michael Carrick on staving off retirement

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Man Utd 4 Man City 2: Three key observations

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Man Utd 4 Man City 2: Three key observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United made it six straight Premier League wins yesterday with another impressive performance, which was enough to claim local bragging rights in the derby against Manchester City.

The Old Trafford hosts came back from a goal down to assert their dominance in the clash, with a comprehensive 4-2 victory playing a considerable role in Louis van Gaal's hopes of finishing above the current Premier League champions this season.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Carrick and Herrera key as United look to stifle struggling City midfield

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Michael Carrick snubs Man Utd teammate Juan Mata

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Michael Carrick has snubbed his Manchester United teammate Juan Mata after overlooking him in his Red Devils five-a-side team. The England midfielder...

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Daily musings: Arsenal star off the pace, Man Utd duo have tough night and a Cristiano Ronaldo reliance

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Daily musings: Arsenal star off the pace, Man Utd duo have tough night and a Cristiano Ronaldo reliance - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has been an interesting round of international fixtures for the major European nations, with last night's action throwing up a number of intriguing talking points.

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United are moving in the right direction [VIDEO]

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believesthe team has startedto fulfillits potential and is confident they are moving in the right direction.

Since their surprising 5-3 defeat to Leicester City on September 21st, United have lost only three times in 25 league matches leaving them in fourth place in the BPL with nine games to play.

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United are moving in the right direction [VIDEO]

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believesthe team has startedto fulfillits potential and is confident they are moving in the right direction.

Since their surprising 5-3 defeat to Leicester City on September 21st, United have lost only three times in 25 league matches leaving them in fourth place in the BPL with nine games to play.

LVG has found right formula

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Michael Carrick believes that Manchester United have finally found the winning formula and that their 2-1 win against Liverpool on Sunday highlighted they've finally turned a corner.

Louis Van Gaal has struggled to impose his style onto his team since arriving at Old Trafford in July, with United coming under intense scrutiny for serving up some insipid football during the Dutchman's first eight months at the helm.

Beating Liverpool on their own patch is special, says Man Utd’s Michael Carrick

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Michael Carrick has revealed that Manchester United's win over Liverpool was all the sweeter because it was at Anfield. The England midfielder,...

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Liverpool Preview: Five Keys To Victory

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Was it the "Philosophy"? Was it just a case of "Lads, it's Tottenham"? Or was it just a fluke? Whatever it was, things took a huge step to improving for Manchester United last week, in perhaps the most complete and satisfying display since the Sir Alex era drew to a close.

FA Cup defeat to Arsenal had steeped pressure on Louis van Gaal and his side, leaving them desperate to take points from rivals if a top four spot was to be obtained and with further tricky fixtures to follow, the Reds made an ideal start ahead of their trip to Anfield on Sunday.

Michael Carrick signs new contract at Manchester United

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Michael Carrick has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United.

Carrick has been one of Louis van Gaal's best players since he returned from an ankle injury he suffered last summer.

The 33-year-old's contract was due to run out in June, but the club confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the midfielder had extended his current deal by 12 months.

Michael Carrick signs new contract at Manchester United

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Michael Carrick has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United.

Carrick has been one of Louis van Gaal's best players since he returned from an ankle injury he suffered last summer.

The 33-year-old's contract was due to run out in June, but the club confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the midfielder had extended his current deal by 12 months.

Confirmed: Manchester United star signs new deal

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Confirmed: Manchester United star signs new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new deal on Friday.

The 33-year-old's contract was set to expire at the end of the season and he has signed a new one-year deal to extend his Old Trafford stay till the end of 2016.

Michael Carrick signs new Man Utd contract

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Michael Carrick: Manchester United will aim for second place

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Michael Carrick: Manchester United will aim for second place - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has claimed that the Red Devils have the second spot in their sights after producing a fantastic display to beat Tottenham by 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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Carrick: LvG has been terrific for me

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Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Louis van Gaal for how he has helped him develop as a player this season.

He's been terrific for me; he's supported me and given me a lot of responsibility. As the season has gone on, I think I've shown that on the pitch; I've been happy with the way I've played.

LvG: Rooney and RvP are bottom of the list for penalties

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Louis van Gaal has claimed that he has taken Robin van Persie off penalty taking duty after he missed a crucial penalty at home against West Brom on Saturday. United went on to lose the game.

The manager has also claimed that Rooney is at the bottom of the pile too after missing a penalty at Anfield a few weeks ago.

Five key thoughts following Everton 3-0 Manchester United as Van Gaal’s men are given a major reality check

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It was a very disappointing day for Manchester United as they suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park. James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas goals condemned United to back-to-back league defeats for the first time under Louis van Gaal and put their quest to finish in the top four on hold.

Five key thoughts following United 4-2 Manchester City as Young and Fellaini shine

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Manchester United defeated local rivals Manchester City 4-2 at Old Trafford to solidify third position in the Premier League table. A Sergio Aguero brace sandwiched goals from man of the match Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling, who erased bad memories of the reverse fixture in which he was sent off.

United deliver Spurs a ‘knockout punch’.

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur as Rooney emphatically replies to boxing row

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Manchester United bounced back from their FA Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal with a convincing victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney sent the Red Devils just two points behind Manchester City and one behind Arsenal.

With the crunch clash at Anfield against rivals Liverpool to come next Sunday, the win over Spurs, which effectively ended any hope of the visitors making the top four, was the perfect way to prepare.

Wayne Rooney

Five key thoughts following Chelsea 1-0 United – Hazard the difference as Van Gaal’s men are unlucky in defeat

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Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat to a sturdy Chelsea side, who moved one step closer to the Premier League title. It was a harsh defeat but the Red Devils will have learnt a massive lesson after failing to break down Jose Mourinho's men. David De Gea's main rival for PFA Player of the Year, Eden Hazard, scored the only goal as he slotted the ball under the Spaniard.

VIDEO: Falcao needs another game like this against Chelsea today

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With the injuries to Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, rumours this morning suggest that Wayne Rooney will be moved back in to midfield and Radamel Falcao will start up front.

If that's the case, we could do with the Falcao of old returning, particularly the one that managed a first half hattrick against Chelsea in the Super Cup in 2012.

Herrera: Spanish speakers get insults from Rooney

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Ander Herrera has spoken about his teammates in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.

He gives his assessment of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young and the Spanish speaking players.

"Rooney is outgoing and insults us in Spanish," Herrera revealed. "I prefer to talk about football because I know he really likes boxing and could want to spar with me.

VIDEO: Fellaini, Carrick and Rooney’s goals vs Spurs

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Carrick: Mata has always been a great player

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Michael Carrick has sung the praises of teammate Juan Mata following his match-winning performance against Liverpool at the weekend.

He has always been a great player. He has always been important to us because he brings so much to the team, and so much ability. You have seen it all there, in terms of what he brings.

STATS: United’s win over Liverpool

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Player stats
Most passes
Antonio Valencia 69 (92%)
Juan Mata 67 (92%)
Mamadou Sakho 53 (90%)
Ander Herrera 52 (87%)
Joe Allen 48 (84%)

Attacking third passes
Marouane Fellaini 17 (65%)
Antonio Valencia 17 (90%)
Juan Mata 16 (80%)
Ander Herrera 13 (81%)
Philippe Coutinho 11 (65%)

Ball recoveries
Antonio Valencia 10
Philippe Coutinho 9
Michael Carrick 7
Phil Jones 7
Joe Allen 6

Tackles
Ander Herrera 7/9
Daley Blind 6/7
Emre Can 4/6
Marouane Fellaini 4/5
Phil Jones 4/4

Aerial duels
Marouane Fellaini 11/16
Martin Skrtel 4/8
Emre Can 4/7
Wayne Rooney 4/6
Jordan Henderson 3/6

Top passing combinations
Valencia to Mata 35
Mata to Valencia 23
Blind to Fellaini 20
Herrera to Valencia 17
Valencia to Herrera 16
Mata to Herrera 16

Team stats
Liverpool passes: 302/402 (75%)
United passes: 460/562 (82%)
Liverpool possession: 41.

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What was Carrick’s celebration all about?

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Michael Carrick scored United's second goal in our comfortable 3-0 win against Spurs this afternoon. He then celebrated holding up his fingers to count out 5-2.

Was it a reminder of this game against Spurs?

Or were they the odds of his winning horse at Cheltenham?




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