Michael Carrick

Manchester United

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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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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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has no idea whether the club will offer him a new contract, just four months before his current deal is...

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Carrick confident United can upset rivals

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Manchester United have not given up the fight to clinch a top four finish this season, despite being six points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City, said Michael Carrick.

United dropped two points away at Stamford Bridge on Sunday when they conceded a late equaliser, meaning they're now six points behind Manuel Pellegrini's men, which still have to welcome United at the Etihad, and with a largely inferior goal difference.

Carrick: It’s strange to see how badly Chelsea are doing

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Manchester United's trips to Stamford Bridge over the past decade have usually been fairly stressful occasions for both clubs. More often than not, both sides have been challenging for the title, and winning three points, while denying the other team any points, could be a huge boost in claiming the title.

Carrick: We are showing intent to attack now

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Manchester United put on a rare attacking display against Stoke earlier this week, winning 3-0.

Michael Carrick concedes that United haven't done well enough going forward this season but that against Stoke we showed real attacking intent.

I think we were well aware we had to improve going forward.

CONFIRMED: United’s Europa League squad

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Manchester United have confirmed the squad for the Europa League, with our first game against Midtjylland on February 18th, followed by the return leg at Old Trafford on the 25th.

David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone; Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Guillermo Varela, Matteo Darmian, Regan Poole; Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jesse Lingard; Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney, Will Keane.

LvG: Win against Stoke was easier than I expected

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Following Manchester United's convincing 3-0 win over Stoke City, Louis van Gaal has spoken of his happiness at getting the result.

United scored two goals in the opening 25 minutes, having failed to score a first half goal since September, which Van Gaal, and Michael Carrick, believed was key to the victory.

PICTURE: Good luck, Powell

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Remember when...

Manchester United were playing Wolfburg in the final game of the Champions League group stage. We had to win to guarantee our place in the knock out rounds.

With 20 minutes remaining, and the scoreline at 2-1 to Wolfsburg, Louis van Gaal took off Juan Mata and replaced him with Nick Powell.

Carrick: I wanted to be in United’s away end again

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During Manchester United's 1-0 win against Liverpool at Anfield, Michael Carrick was one of three United players in the away end.

Against Derby, in United's 3-1 win, Carrick came on for the final 15 minutes, but conceded he missed being with the away fans. United had an allocation of over 5,000, the largest of the season so far, and made themselves heard all game.

Michael Carrick set for Man Utd exit

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick could quit the club this summer, according to The Sun. The England international, aged 34, is ready to...

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Man Utd’s Michael Carrick trolled as fans claim he missed train due to lack of pace

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When you rush to a platform to see the train pulling out the station and a few people sniggering

2015-2016 European Derby Combined XIs: Manchester, Madrid, and More

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2015-2016 European Derby Combined XIs: Manchester, Madrid, and More - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

NOTE: Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, and other leagues outside the top fivenot included.

Regional dominance is always at stake when these teams meet, but who would feature in a combined starting lineup?

LVG gives key injury update on United star duo for Liverpool fixture

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Michael Carrick is out, while Bastian Schweinsteiger is doubtful for the Red Devils' upcoming crucial clash against Liverpool.

The Dutchman will take his men to Anfield for the Premier League clash on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger advised to sign Manchester United midfield star in January

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Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas has urged Arsene Wenger to sign Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick in the January transfer window.

The Gunners are struggling as Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are out of action with injuries.

Carrick: “Players are behind Van Gaal”

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Michael Carrick has dismissed rumours of a dressing room mutiny, insisting Manchester United players are still fully behind Louis Van Gaal.

The Dutchman is on borrowed time at Old Trafford following four consecutive defeats in all competitions and is widely expected to lose his job, should United fail to beat Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday.

PICTURE: Has Carrick replaced Rooney as captain?

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Despite coming on at half-time for Manchester United, during our 2-0 defeat against Stoke, Wayne Rooney was not given the captain's armband. Michael Carrick, who started the game as captain, kept the armband until the end.

Rooney has been out for several weeks with an injury, although plenty of rumours have circulated suggesting there's another reason for Rooney's absence.

Manchester United: James Wilson Names Stephen Ireland As Fastest Opponent He’s Ever Played Against

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With injuries and illness abound at Manchester United at the moment, it looks as though Louis van Gaal is to entrust young James Wilson with a starting berth against Watford on Saturday afternoon.

With his name at the forefront, United's official club website conducted a quick Q&A session with Wilson in which they grilledthe 19-year-old striker aboutthe fastest, most athletic, toughest tacklers, best passers and best finishers he's played both with and against so far in his short time as a pro.

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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?

“He’s not the player I had at Bayern.” LVG lets rip on Schweinsteiger

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Louis Van Gaal has explained the reasons behind his decision to replace Bastian Schweinsteiger on Tuesday night, as United chased an equaliser against Wolfsburg.

The United manager said the German had not delivered the kind of performance he's capable of producing, leading to him being replaced by Michael Carrick halfway through the second half.

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Photos: Man Utd’s Phil Jones and Michael Carrick in the crowd at Liverpool

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Injured Manchester United pair Phil Jones and Michael Carrick watched today's Premier League clash at Liverpool in the away end. Jones and...

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Manchester United 2015 review – The midfield

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2015 has been a largely disappointing year for Manchester United and this is perhaps perfectly reflected by Michael Carrick's inconsistent form. Towards the end of March we saw some wonderful football as United steamrolled Spurs, Liverpool, Villa and City in quick succession.