Michael Carrick Injury: Fresh blow for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Michael Carrick Injury: The 33-year-old was withdrawn from the England squad after he had suffered a groin injury in training. It is indeed a fresh blow for the stylish midfielder to re-establish himself in the international arena once again.
Guest submission by Miles Dunton There are two matches every season that Man United fans look forward to and desperately want to win, not just for the points but mainly for bragging rights, they are...
Manchester United face a defensive crisis as Louis Van Gaal's already thin defensive options have been further stretched by Chris Smalling's umpteenth injury.
Smalling suffered a thigh strain in training on Wednesday and is unlikely he'll be fit to face West Ham on Saturday, leaving Van Gaal without a recognised centre-back, given Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are also sidelined, while Michael Carrick, who had been touted as a possible short-term solution in the role, is still two weeks away from return.
Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Time flies when you're having fun. This is certainly the overwhelming sentiment when talking about this season's Premier League campaign.
With more twists and turns than a sped-up ivy vine, the English top flight has once again succeeded in captivating it's baying public, with both ends of the table putting on a show of epic proportions.
World Cup 2014: Who should make the England squad this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's getting very close! With just over 57 days left to wait until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, talk has now centred around the possible England squad for the tournament, with a host of dark horses now being mentioned alongside the nailed-on candidates.
Rooney vs Chelsea? Mourinho vs Madrid? English duo await Champions League draw - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United took their place in the Champions League quarter final draw by seeing off Olympiakos on Wednesday night, with arguably Europe's strongest eight set to send shock-waves across the footballing world over the coming months.
Manchester United legend Roy Keane has hit out at midfielder Michael Carrick for a "flat" post-match interview after tonight's defeat to Olympiakos. ITV pundit Keane said: "That just reflected United's performance tonight flat, no urgency." Here's the mumbling interview to which Keane took exception.
Tom Cleverley is feeling a little hard done by. "I feel I've been made a scapegoat a little bit," complained the midfielder last week, arguing that the persistent blame he has received for Manchester United's horrendous 2013/14 season has been unfair.
Yet poor Tom seems to be talking about the wrong man.
Man Utd: Twitter reacts to David Moyes' tactics vs Arsenal 'Dark Ages' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's 0-0 draw away to Arsenal has left their champions league ambitions hanging by a thread, with Liverpool's last grasp win at Fulham taking them 12 points clear of the champions in fourth place.
After weeks of stats and graphics showing Manchester United's lack of attacking thrust, this ball from Michael Carrick was one backward pass too many, even for David Moyes. The United boss was pictured going mad in the corner of our TV screens as the England midfield turned to play the ball backwards rather than attempt [.
Michael Carrick has warned United fans that things might have to get worse before they eventually get better at Old Trafford and that this season's demise is made worse because of how used United were to dominate opponents in England over the last two decades.
Having conceded a late equaliser against Fulham on Sunday, United will almost surely miss out on Champions League football for the first time in 19 years, while even a place in the Europa League seems in danger at the moment, given the dismal record David Moyes' men have put together since the turn of the year.
David Moyes described his Manchester United side as "diabolical" even though the right adjective is a lot more damning and a lot less politically correct after United gifted bottom of the table Fulham a point yesterday, with Darren Bent scoring a late equaliser, after United had turned things around.
If there's a man who epitomises Manchester United's fall from grace this season, that's Michael Carrick. The Geordie midfielder hasn't performed particularly bad this season certainly not when compared to some of his teammates and even though he hasn't reached the stellar standards he achieved last campaign, he's had a positive influence on United's midfield.
Here's wishing @carras16 a speedy recovery from the injury that forced him off in extra-time last night. #mufc pic.twitter.com/v8iMGGUiop Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 23, 2014 Manchester United could be pressed into signing a central midfielder during the current transfer window after an injury blow to Michael Carrick.
Just when it appears that Manchester United might be about to whisper it sign a midfielder, another man who's been linked with a move to Old Trafford, which would be a return in his case, has spilled the beans over the reasons that led him to leave the club 18 months ago.
Paul Pogba has been making waves with Juventus ever since he joined the Serie A giants for free in 2012, after United had allowed his contract to expire and the Frenchman has admitted he left Old Trafford after been left "disgusted" by Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to pick Rafael ahead of him for a central midfield spot.
Louis van Gaal has given an update on United's injury status following a fairly disastrous International break for United. Daley Blind is out for weeks, whilst Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick are doubts.
On the upside, David de Gea and Angel di Maria should be available.
It's difficult to say if anyone is back because we have to wait for tomorrow's training session to decide if players are coming back.
Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace to move up to sixth position in the fledgling Premier League table. Substitute Juan Mata's second half strike was enough to seal all three points for the Red Devils who had previously gone three games without a win. The result is Louis Van Gaal's fourth victory in 12 competitive games as manager, with all four coming at Old Trafford.
Michael Carrick started his return from injury this evening in the U-21′s 2-1 win over West Ham.
"It's been a while," he told MUTV. "It's been about five-and-a-half months since the last game as it was the end of last season. It's been a long time so it was nice to get out and get the feeling of playing in a match.
For this article, I thought I would look at the 3 players who I think have improved the most over the current season for the U-18 team. It's been a disappointing season in the main but that can partly be put down to the fact that a lot of this year's crop are either first year apprentices or even U-16 players who have had to move up an age group when U-18 players have been selected for the U-21, either to cover for players gone out on loan or on current form.
If ever a moment epitomised United's season, it came sixty seconds before the final whistle. Having been pinned back in their defensive third for a while, United pinched the chance to counter one last time but Wayne Rooney squandered the initial chance and Michael Carrick did not deem driving forward a worthy option and proceeded to pass the ball backwards.
By the end of it, the only surprising thing was that some could still find this abysmal showing surprising. If today is to be the end of the belaguered side we have witnessed for the last six months, then sure enough United delivered in a cruel, yet not uncharecteristic given this season's standards, way.
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Michael Carrick, like most players at the club, had a pretty awful season for United in 2013-2014. Rio Ferdinand has today claimed that it was a mistake for Roy Hodgson to leave Carrick out of the squad for Brazil though, despite such a poor year.
"As someone involved in that extraordinary campaign, it's safe to say it was a rollercoaster ride, and draining emotionally," Rio said.
Michael Carrick played at Wallsend Boys Club and for the England Boys Club side, and was even on Newcastle's books, before joining the West Ham United Youth Academy when he was 16 years old in 1997, and he went on to help West Ham win the FA Youth Cup in 1999, when they beat Coventry [...]
Following United's embarrassing defeat against Olympiakos Michael Carrick gave an interview. Roy Keane, who was working as a pundit for ITV, claimed the interview was just like the performance tonight, "flat".
Carrick's wife took to Twitter to respond to Keane's claims, before later deleting the tweet.