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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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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.

Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Review & Game in 10 Tweets

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No start for Man Utd’s Michael Carrick against Newcastle

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Although Michael Carrick returned to the bench vs Sunderland, van Gaal tells reporters it's too early for him to start tomorrow. #mufc ...

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Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash

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Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed striker Robin van Persie will miss the Red Devils' upcoming league clash against Sunderland, while striker James Wilson is fit to face the Black Cats.

Michael Carrick set to return for Man Utd vs Sunderland

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Manchester United hoping to seal early summer transfer for Argentine star

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According to reports from English Media Outlet Mirror, Manchester United are lining up a summer move for Argentine star Lucas Biglia. The report states that United were interested in the 29 year old midfielder in January but the Italian club refused any sort of deal.

Van Gaal confirms Robin van Persie and Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed his star striker Robin van Persie and centre-back Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea City.

The 20-times English champions make a trip to Wales as they take on the Swans in the Premier League clash scheduled between the two sides at the Liberty Stadium.

Michael Carrick set for new one-year Man Utd contract

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is set to be offered a 12-month contract extension, according to the Daily Mail. The veteran midfielder,...

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Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United are expected to get back to winning ways on Wednesday night when they host struggling Burnley.

Louis van Gaal's side rescued a point at West Ham on Sunday but it is now only two wins from their last six in the Premier League.

Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Burnley clash

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Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Burnley clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Michael Carrick is the only player injured ahead of Manchester United's league clash against Burnley at Old Trafford.

The 20-times English champions take on Bunrley in the mid-week clash after settling for a draw against West Ham United in the league fixture on Sunday.

United must bring the hammer down on the Hammers

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A broken plane, a broken dream, a broken heart, a broken team, no word said, a silent vow, we loved you then, we love you now.

Off the back of an emotional week United take what will undoubtedly be a difficult trip to London for Sunday's fixture against West Ham. It will be important to play with the spirit of those lost on that bleak February night.

Manchester United receive massive injury boost for West Ham clash

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Manchester United have received a massive injury boost ahead of their weekend clash against West Ham United.

Louis van Gaal confirmed that midfielder Michael Carrick is the only player injured, which rules out injury concerns of star striker Robin van Persie and left-back Luke Shaw.

RoM Reads

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Scott gives ESPN player ratings for the weekend's game against Leicester.

Scott writes for The Irish Independent about Darren Fletcher.

Scott writes for The Metro about Michael Carrick's injury.

The Telegraph reports on the attempt armed robbery of Di Maria's house.

Gary Neville discusses our transfer window on Sky Sports.

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Leicester

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After an insipid performance against Cambridge, Manchester United returned to winning ways, dispatching Leicester 3-1 as they banished the demons of the 5-3 capitulation earlier in the season.

Louis Van Gaal had demanded more goals from his players and he was pleased with what he saw, as United scored three and could have probably had one or two more, but there's still plenty of room for improvement.

RoM Reads

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Scott wrote for ESPN about the future of Van Persie and Van Gaal.

Scott wrote for The Metro about Paul Pogba.

Paul Scholes' column for The Independent talks about the stick Ronaldo got in England.

The Guardian reports on Michael Carrick's latest month long injury.

Campo Retro have brought out some new 'Legend Tees'.

Man United’s Michael Carrick out for four weeks

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Just when it seemed like they were finally getting healthy, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Michael Carrick will miss up to a month of action for Manchester United after rupturing a muscle.

Carrick is set to miss Premier League games against Leicester, West Ham, Burnley and Swansea and the FA Cup replay against Cambridge, plus a potential fifth-round tie against either Preston North End or Sheffield United.

United to miss star player for four weeks as Van Gaal confirms latest injury blow

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United to miss star player for four weeks as Van Gaal confirms latest injury blow - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

anchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed star midfielder Michael Carrick will be out of action for four weeks with muscle rupture.

The 33-year-old has been instrumental since he returned from the injury he picked up during the pre-season.

United suffer Carrick blow

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Louis Van Gaal has confirmed Michael Carrick will miss the next four weeks with ruptured muscle, while Ashley Young is close to return to first team action.

Carrick's injury is the latest blow for United, though it might open the door for Ander Herrera and give the Spaniard the chance to establish himself as a regular figure in the team over the next month.

Juan Mata

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.

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

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.

United deliver Spurs a ‘knockout punch’.

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

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Herrera: I want to be as important as Scholes to the fans

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In an interview with the Evening News, Ander Herrera was made aware that Paul Scholes was the last midfielder to get in double figures for United. In the 2004-05 season Scholes scored 12 goals. Herrera is on five and is keen to emulate Scholes.

Paul Scholes is maybe the biggest midfielder in the United history.

STATS: How is Rooney keeping Herrera out of the team?

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Passing success
Juan Mata: 89.6%
Michael Carrick: 89.6%
Daley Blind: 89.6%
Ander Herrera: 87%
Wayne Rooney 84.3%

Inaccurate long balls per game
Rooney: 1.9
Carrick: 1.6
Blind: 1.5
Herrera: 1.2
Mata: 0.

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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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Carrick: Every game is huge now

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Following the disappointing defeat on Monday night, Michael Carrick has revealed that the players have stuck together and trained hard as they move on from the result.

With big games around the corner, starting with Spurs this weekend, Carrick has stressed the importance of doing a job in every match until the end of the season.

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LvG: Falcao not humiliated by U-21 appearance

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Radamel Falcao played for the U-21s earlier this week after failing to feature in either of United's last two games.

The press claimed this was humiliating for the Colombian superstar, but Louis van Gaal has dismissed this suggestion.

I have 25 players and all of the players can play the next game.

A Fond Farewell to Fletcher.

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PICTURE: United players’ tributes to Darren Fletcher

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Adnan Januzaj, Michael Carrick, Rafael da Silva, Ander Herrera and David de Gea have taken to Instagram to say farewell to Darren Fletcher after his free transfer to West Brom.