Michael Carrick

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Man Utd’s FA Cup bore draw.

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Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0 An FA Cup 4th round tie between two sides, one of which is struggling in their league to find any cohesion and rhythm and with no realistic chance of ending the...

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Back to the drawing board.

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Manchester United 0 Southampton 1 "Unbelievable!" was Louis van Gaal's answer when asked about the injury situation in his pre-match press conference this week. An expression he...

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Manchester United 2014 Review Part 2.

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Hi and welcome back to my review of Manchester United's 2014. Part 2: The Louis van Gaal revolution begins. On the 19th of May 2014, it was confirmed by the club that Louis van Gaal would...

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Carrick replaces Fletch as United’s vice captain

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Louis van Gaal has confirmed that from this point on, Michael Carrick will be Manchester United's vice-captain, not Darren Fletcher.

LvG: Di Maria and De Gea will face Arsenal but Shaw and Carrick might not

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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

RoM reads

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Scott discusses for ESPN whether it would be worth selling De Gea to replace him with Bale.

Scott writes for The Metro about Luke Shaw proving his worth.

Gary Neville talks about Michael Carrick for The Guardian.

The Express shows that Juan Mata is the best free kick taker in the Premier League.

Man Utd legend Gary Neville: ‘Michael Carrick is a piano’

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is a piano, according to former team-mate Gary Neville. The Sky Sports pundit praised Carrick for his...

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Carrick reveals disappointment

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Michael Carrick has revealed the disappointment inside the dressing room after United saw their 10-match unbeaten run come to an end against Southampton on Sunday.

United delivered an utterly abysmal display, struggling to unlock Southamtpon's brilliantly organised back four and failing to register a single shot on target, as Ronald Koeman's man leapfrogged on the table to go third.

Manchester United: The club legend who would improve your team today

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Which one club legend would best improve your team if signed today? Via our Club Legends mini-series, written by Blair Newman, we look at the one club hero who would immediately improve Manchester United.

Man United edge past gritty Yeovil.

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Yeovil Town 0 Manchester United 2 The last time Manchester United won the oldest cup competition in world football was back in 2004. On that day only one player from the present United squad...

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STATS: Manchester United under LvG in 2014

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Goals scored
Robin van Persie 8 (1 goal per 188 minutes)
Wayne Rooney 8 (1 goal per 163 minutes)
Juan Mata 5 (1 goal per 247 minutes)

Assists
Angel di Maria 6
Wayne Rooney 4
Juan Mata 3
Ander Herrera 3
Radamel Falcao 3

Goals and assists
Wayne Rooney 12 (1 per 109 minutes)
Robin van Persie 10 (1 per 150 minutes)
Angel di Maria 9 (1 per 96 minutes)
Juan Mata 8 (1 per 154 minutes)

Key passes per game
Angel di Maria 2.

Missed chances ends United’s 2014

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Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester United 0 Manchester United brought down the curtain on their rather indifferent year at White Hart Lane against a Spurs team who also had a year to forget. New...

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Michael Carrick set for Man Utd contract extension

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Manchester United are set to activate a one-year extension of Michael Carrick's contract, according to report. The 33-year-old is out of contract at...

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Carrick: Our attack is world class

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Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Manchester United's attacking forward line following the 3-1 result against Newcastle. Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie linked up brilliantly for the goals and Carrick is hoping for more of the same against Tottenham Hotspur today.

Carrick: We’re not satisfied with third

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Michael Carrick has spoken about Manchester United's recent good form and has reiterated the players' desire to compete for the title this season.

The signs have been good in recent weeks. We were bitterly disappointed not to win last week [at Aston Villa] but we beat Newcastle and now have two big away games.

Rooney pulls the strings for United.

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Manchester United 3 Newcastle United 1 Welcome, and I would like to start by wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas. After being given a day off on Christmas Day by Louis van Gaal to enjoy the...

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Fergie: “Carrick is the best midfielder in England”

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Sir Alex Ferguson has described Michael Carrick as the best English midfielder during an interview with Clare Balding for a BT Sport Christmas Day special.

Fergie, who signed Carrick from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2006, claimed the 33-year-old is the best English central midfielder at the moment.

Michael Carrick is England’s best player, says ex-Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson rates Michael Carrick as a better player than Wayne Rooney. Fergie believes that Carrick ...

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RoM reads

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Scott gives his player ratings for ESPN.

Scott discusses the idea of United winning the league for Irish Independent.

The Express reckons we're signing Bale.

The Guardian sings the praises of Michael Carrick.

Inside Futbol says Inter Milan are looking to loan out Nemanja Vidic.

Michael Carrick appointed as Man Utd vice-captain

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced that he has appointed Michael Carrick as vice-captain. The Dutchman named Darren Fletcher as...

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Carrick: We DID try last season

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Manchester United went from being champions to seventh in the league last season after Sir Alex Ferguson was replaced by David Moyes.

Michael Carrick insists that despite the dreadful displays, the players hadn't given up and were still trying, but it just didn't work out.

It was unusual.

Man Utd can catch Chelsea at the top, says Michael Carrick

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Manchester United can catch Chelsea at the top of the Premier League if they continue their current form into the New Year, says Michael Carrick. The...

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Van Persie: Fans were our 12th man today

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Robin van Persie scored one and assisted another in Manchester United's win over Liverpool. In this same fixture last season, United lost 3-0, and the home fans were fantastic. It should come as no surprise that we were in full voice as United won 3-0, and the Dutch striker was full of praise for us.

David De Gea. “Why always me?”

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Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0 This is still the biggest match of the season for both teams and especially the fans. Yes, local derbies against City, the matches against Arsenal and more recently...

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There’s still a lot more to come from Man Utd, says Michael Carrick

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There is still a lot more to come from Manchester United, says midfielder Micahel Carrick. The England man admitted the Red Devils were fortunate to...

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The Red Devils go marching on.

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The Red Devils go marching on. Southampton 1 Manchester United 2 Travelling all the way from Manchester to the South coast to play Southampton for a weekend match is a geographical nightmare, but to...

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De Gea saves United again!

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Manchester United 2 Stoke City 1 There is no rest for the wicked as Manchester United welcomed Stoke City to Old Trafford on Tuesday...

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De Gea saves United again!

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Manchester United 2 Stoke City 1 There is no rest for the wicked as Manchester United welcomed Stoke City to Old Trafford on Tuesday...

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Man Utd strikers back to frightening defences, says Michael Carrick

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Manchester United strikers are back to frightening defences, according to Michael Carrick. Captain Wayne Rooney scored his 11th goal in 15 games...

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Why Didn’t Manchester United Go for the Jugular?

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FollowEddieon Twitter Redemption!! Robin van Persie abated all criticism when he scored a sumptuous goal to take Manchester United's lead to 3-0 against Hull. But instead of pouring on even...

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Why Didn’t Manchester United Go for the Jugular?

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FollowEddieon Twitter Redemption!! Robin van Persie abated all criticism when he scored a sumptuous goal to take Manchester United's lead to 3-0 against Hull. But instead of pouring on even...

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United Tame the Tigers

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Guest submission by Miles Dunton After the euphoria of United collecting their first away win of the season last week against Arsenal, it was time to return home and welcome to Old Trafford Hull City...

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United Tame the Tigers

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Guest submission by Miles Dunton After the euphoria of United collecting their first away win of the season last week against Arsenal, it was time to return home and welcome to Old Trafford Hull City...

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Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s Use of Pressing Tactics

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When talking about tactics, it's easy to get caught up in the hype over a formation and entirely ignore the system. There is a lot more thought put into the intricacies of how a team functions on a pitch than how it lines up.

Tactical thinkers, Louis van Gaal especially, are always quick to point out that the same formation can be played in many different ways.

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s Use of Pressing Tactics

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When talking about tactics, it's easy to get caught up in the hype over a formation and entirely ignore the system. There is a lot more thought put into the intricacies of how a team functions on a pitch than how it lines up.

Tactical thinkers, Louis van Gaal especially, are always quick to point out that the same formation can be played in many different ways.

Photo: Man Utd’s Michael Carrick reveals management ambitions

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Bit of studying to be done here...Next step on the coaching ladder.. Suit/tracky/chino's on the touch line ?? pic.twitter.com/LzU5wrmu3x...

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Manchester United trio fit for Arsenal clash, confirms LVG

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed record signing Angel Di Maria, keeper David De Gea and midfielder Michael Carrick will be fit for weekend clash against Arsenal.

The former Real Madrid winger was doubtful after picking up an injury during the international friendly clash between Argentina and Portugal at Old Trafford.

radamel falcao

Falcao has predator instinct

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Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Radamel Falcao following his equalising goal yesterday in the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

"He's scored so many goals over the years and you always feel that when he gets that chance he will score," Carrick said. "He's scored a terrific header again today and I'm pleased for him.

Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Hull City

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Louis Van Gaal's impressive home record as Manchester United manager continued as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Hull City at the weekend. The Red Devils are unbeaten at Old Trafford since the opening day defeat to Swansea City and are finally beginning to dominate games that they should be dominating.

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Carrick: Valencia is a pure athlete

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Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Antonio Valencia, who has done a good job of filling in at right-back during the injury crisis.

Antonio is a pure athlete. He is immense. It is the work he does that doesn't get noticed, things like carrying the ball up the pitch for 30 or 40 yards when you have been defending.