Michael Carrick

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Man Utd, Man City set up League Cup showdown

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and his Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola were dealt an English Football League Cup rendezvous after both teams came through their third-round ties on Wednesday.

United won 3-1 at third-tier Northampton Town to ease some of the pressure building on Mourinho following three consecutive defeats, while holders City prevailed 2-1 at Swansea City.

Relief for Mourinho as Man Utd beat Northampton

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London (AFP) Manchester United prevailed 3-1 at third-tier Northampton Town in the English Football League Cup on Wednesday to ease some of the pressure beginning to build on manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho had seen United lose their three previous games, but goals from Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and substitute Marcus Rashford at Sixfields took his side into the fourth round.

Manchester United vs Manchester City: Squad Comparison

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Manchester United will entertain Manchester City at Old Trafford in a Premier League tie on Saturday in what would be a clash of egos, personalities, and of course, ex-colleagues. This top of the table match will perhaps define the course of the Premier League season as managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola prepare to get one over each other.

Opinion: Revamped United Leave Ghost of Van Gaal Behind

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These are still early days in Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United revolution but two games into the league campaign and United appear to have recouped their lost swagger making a veritable step towards resurgence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a spectacular header in the first half and added a second from the spot to give his side a comfortable 2-0 win over Southampton on Friday.

Ander Herrera: A Key Cog In Mourinho’s New System

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Manchester United kicked off their Premier League season with a 3-1 win away at Dean Court against Bournemouth on Sunday.

With Paul Pogba suspended, Michael Carrick resorted to the bench and Basitian Schweinsteiger seemingly left out of Jose Mourinho’s plans, it was Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini who formed the midfield pairing.

Man Utd midfielder delivers verdict over Jose Mourinho's first week of training

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has insisted that the players are enjoying working under new boss Jose Mourinho.

The former Chelsea manager was appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May before starting off his first official day as Red Devils’ head coach in the first week of June.

Louis van Gaal was poised to end Michael Carrick's Man United career

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Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was all set to end midfielder Michael Carrick’s stint at Old Trafford at the end of last season, according to ESPN journalist Andy Mitten.

The 34-year-old penned down a one-year contract extension at the Premier League giants earlier this month to prolong his stay at the club for over an entire decade.

Michael Carrick signs new contract at Man Utd

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@Carras16 is here to stay! He's extending his contract with #mufc for a further year.

Carrick: This Great Club Has Been Part Of My Life For 10 Years

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It was confirmed this afternoon that Michael Carrick has signed a year long contract extension at Manchester United, taking him in to his 11th season at the club.

This great club has been a part of my life for the past 10 years, so I am delighted that this incredible journey is continuing.

Carrick signs one-year extension with Man Utd

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London (AFP) Michael Carrick has ended speculation over his future by signing a new one-year contract with Manchester United, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

Carrick was due to be out of contract in the close-season and faced the possibility of having to leave Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was appointed to replace sacked manager Louis van Gaal.

Carrick signs one-year extension with Man Utd

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London (AFP) Michael Carrick has ended speculation over his future by signing a new one-year contract with Manchester United, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

Carrick was due to be out of contract in the close-season and faced the possibility of having to leave Old Trafford when Jose Mourinho was appointed to replace sacked manager Louis van Gaal.

Club executive confirms Man Utd have agreed a deal with top class midfielder

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has secured an extension with the club according to Perth Glory CEO Peter Filopoulos.

Towards the end of last season, it seemed like the 34 year old central midfielder would leave the club this summer, but after a conversation with Jose Mourinho he apparently signed a new deal with the Old Trafford club.

Man Utd agree deal for central midfielder; Mourinho called personally to convince him

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Recently there have been reports that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a contract extension at Old Trafford.

The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires.

However, club legend Paddy Crerand confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.

Man Utd agree deal for central midfielder as Mourinho plans to shape up his squad

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford this summer.

The 34 year old midfielder has spent a decade at Manchester United and was expected to leave this summer once his contract expires. However, club legend Paddy Crerand has now confirmed on MUTV (the club’s official channel) that Carrick has signed a new one year deal with Manchester United.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for uMAXit about why opinions on Mourinho have changed.

The Guardian reports on Michael Carrick being offered a new deal.

The Independent reckons Blind and Mata don't have a future at United.

The Telegraph reports on the role Rio Ferdinand will be offered by Mourinho.

Michael Carrick offered new one-year deal at Man Utd

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Manchester United vice-captain Michael Carrick has been offered a new one-year contract at the club, according to The Guardian. The veteran...

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Carrick: You can’t buy the feeling of lifting the trophy 

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Michael Carrick has been at Manchester United, winning the Premier League, Champions League and League Cup. However, the FA Cup had eluded him before Saturday. United beat Crystal Palace in extra time and Carrick has talked about how it feels to finally win the trophy.

"That feeling when the final whistle goes you can't buy the feeling of lifting the trophy.

Why didn’t journalists challenge Van Gaal’s bizarre claim?

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against Leicester City, Louis van Gaal attended the press conference in a very defensive mood.

Leicester could win the league if they beat United on Sunday, which prompted a journalist, Nick Collins from The Telegraph, to ask Van Gaal whether this was a strange position for our club to be in, given our players are so used to winning titles.

Man Utd dangle new contract for Michael Carrick – but he will have to wait

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Manchester United have told him that they want to offer him a new contract but that he will have to wait until the manager's position...

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Carrick: Last Everton semi-final was the “one that got away”

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Manchester United have booked their place in the FA Cup semi final for the first time since 2009. Just like that occasion, United will face Everton again.

The game finished 0-0 and went to extra-time and penalties, although United were denied a stonewall second half penalty when Phil Jagielka brought down Danny Welbeck.

Fosu-Mensah: I was so relieved to see offside flag for Kouyate goal

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Following Manchester United's 2-1 win against West Ham in the FA Cup, Tim Fosu-Mensah has praised the more experienced players in the team for giving confidence to the youngsters.

I think players like Michael Carrick, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling kept the team together in order to win this match.

Carrick: Rashford couldn’t have expected this in his wildest dreams!

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Marcus Rashford scored an excellent goal in Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday, his sixth goal in 11 appearances for the first team.

After the game, Michael Carrick was full of praise for the youngster, and insisted that he's not just a flash in the pan.

It's incredible.

Euro 2016 England squad: 15 outside contenders looking to book their ticket to France

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Now less than two months away, Euro 2016 is fast creeping up on the horizon. With England's squad for France pretty much defined bar a handful of places, the final five weeks of the Premier...

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Rashford Drags United Forward But Van Gaal’s Time Is Up

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Manchester United progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup after beating West Ham United 2-1 in the quarter final replay at Upton park.

Louis van Gaal's struggling United side engineered a result when they needed the most in the final FA Cup game at West Ham's historic ground.

Carrick: Wednesday night is make or break

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Following Manchester United's embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur, Michael Carrick has said that all focus must now turn to our FA Cup quarter-final replay against West Ham.

We are looking forward to Wednesday now and that has got to be the focus. We have got to take what we can from today and move on to a massive game.

Still no contract news for Man Utd’s Michael Carrick

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is still waiting to hear whether he will be offered a new contract at the club, according to the Sunday...

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Carrick: Unbelievable finish from Rashford

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Michael Carrick, who was captain on Sunday afternoon for Manchester United's 1-0 win against City at the Etihad, has sung the praises of Marcus Rashford. The teenage Mancunian, who hasn't even left school yet, earned United the win with his first half goal, and Carrick was very impressed with the finish.

Carrick: We wanted to win

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Manchester United dominated the possession and chances in this afternoon's 1-1 draw with West Ham, yet we were the side to go a goal behind thanks to a brilliant freekick from Dimitri Payet.

However, Anthony Martial got United back in the game, scoring his 11th goal of the season, to force a replay.

Carrick: We were so positive before West Brom defeat

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Michael Carrick has spoken about his disappointment following Manchester United's 1-0 defeat at West Brom, following a string of better performances and results.

He claims that at half-time the players felt like they could win the game in the second half, despite Juan Mata's earlier red card.

Mata: A few years ago I’d never have believed I’d be United captain

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With Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Bastian Schweinsteiger all unavailable with injury, Juan Mata was chosen to captain Manchester United in our 1-0 win over Watford earlier this week.

Mata has spoken to the club's official site about what that game was like for him.

Juan Mata, Manchester United captain.

Remember when… we stuffed Roma 7-1?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Richard Cann has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

The three year period between the Premier League title of 2002-03 and the 2006-07 seasons was a lean time for United.

Man Utd’s Michael Carrick considering overseas transfer

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is considering moving abroad this summer, according to ESPN. The 34-year-old England international is...

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Injuries no excuse for Carrick ahead of Manchester United’s crunch FA Cup tie

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has rejected suggestions the club's lengthy injury list can be used as an excuse for failure in their FA Cup fifth round visit to third-tier Shrewsbury Town on Monday.

Beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal has frequently blamed the club's injury woes for an unsatisfactory campaign which has seen his own future at Old Trafford brought sharply into question.

Injuries no excuse for Carrick ahead of Manchester United’s crunch FA Cup tie

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has rejected suggestions the club's lengthy injury list can be used as an excuse for failure in their FA Cup fifth round visit to third-tier Shrewsbury Town on Monday.

Beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal has frequently blamed the club's injury woes for an unsatisfactory campaign which has seen his own future at Old Trafford brought sharply into question.

Who’s better? Our injured XI or our non-injured XI?

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If Manchester United's injured players were fit to play and took on our injury free players, who would win?

Injured XI:

David de Gea; Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw; Antonio Valencia, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young; Adnan Januzaj, Wayne Rooney.

Carrick: We should beat Shrewsbury

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Manchester United face Shrewsbury Town on Monday night in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Following the disappointing defeat against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League on Thursday, Monday's game against Shrewsbury, who are three points away from League One's relegation zone, likely won't be as easy as it should be.

Michael Carrick in the dark over Man Utd future

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VIDEO: Carrick, Herrera and Rashford goals vs Northampton

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GOAL! Northampton 0-1 Manchester United (Carrick) More here: https://t.co/gGdfh2OWAm pic.twitter.com/uEdF6JVGTs

- Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) September 21, 2016

Ander Herrera's goal vs Northampton #MUFC pic.

VIDEO: De Gea was never a champion?

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In a strange press conference on Friday, Louis van Gaal claimed that David de Gea had never won the league, and that Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick had only been champions once, despite the fact they have won the title five times each.

Where has Van Gaal been for the past decade to think that Rooney and Carrick have only won one Premier League title?