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Entries in Michael Carrick (133)

Friday
Jun272014

Dutch Fans Not Happy With Van Gaal Tactics: Could He Implement ‘Total Football’ At United?

Despite a perfect record in the group stages, thrashing reigning champions Spain 5-1 and making themselves one of the favourites, the Netherlands are coming under scrutiny from their own fans.

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Wednesday
May212014

Toni Kroos To Manchester United? Why He Is The Perfect Midfielder For van Gaal’s System

Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos has only one year remaining on his contract and it seems the midfielder has his eyes on a move to Old Trafford in the summer.

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Monday
Nov182013

Should Cleverley Be Given The Boot In January?

Tom Cleverley really is a marmite man. While some slate him as a useless player who offers almost nothing into the Manchester United midfield, others see him as a young English player who is yet to hit his potential. I am leaning towards the former, however, and I would suggest that it is time that he was shipped out to make room for some real midfield talent.

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Tuesday
Jun112013

United Would Love Fabregas But They Won't Get Him

Cesc Fabregas continues to be linked with a move away from Barcelona. The midfielder only rejoined the Catalan giants two years ago from Arsenal. If he were to leave and return to England would it mean that his time back in La Liga has been a failure?

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Friday
May172013

Moyes Needs Patience At United To Carry On Sir Alex's Legacy

Manchester United is bigger than any one man, and so the events of the last week bring change at our Club while the Reds go marching on.

The only constant in football is change and so none of this surprises me.

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Sunday
May052013

Carrick And Rooney United's Best And Worst Players Of Season

At the start of the 2012/13 season teams and players begin with hope and expectations and I thought it would be interesting to review the players who least met expectations this season.

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Wednesday
May012013

Assessing De Gea And Fedinand's Selection In PFA Team Of The Year

You may have seen over the weekend that four Manchester United players were voted into the PFA Team of the Year.

Two of the four – Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick – were obvious picks.

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Wednesday
May012013

United's Title Win Down To Seven Key Factors

This season Manchester United have proved several things.

The first thing is that you need top class cover in every single position to win the league, and we have it.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

United Have Their Trophy Back!

One more victory, one more precious three points, and what has seemed inevitable for weeks will become a reality. Manchester United have claimed the 20th top division crown, which has now given the club a two title lead over great rivals Liverpool.

And Manchester City may well return with a strong assault next season, but the hinted power shift from red to blue appears once again premature.

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Friday
Apr192013

Van Persie Saves United As On Song Carroll Inspires West Ham

As Manchester United stumble to the title, the gap closing but maybe not fast enough for Manchester City to snatch it away again, the general play continues to disappoint.

Brilliantly consistent rather to consistently brilliant sums up United. A rather odd formation with Robin van Perfect on top of a midfield 5, emulating City, just didn't work.

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Wednesday
Apr172013

Why Paul Scholes Is My Favourite Player

Everybody has a favourite player but for me I have two which share that honour and one of them is Ryan Giggs. The other being our 38 year old magician Paul Scholes.

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Monday
Apr152013

Fergie Masterstroke Sees United Earn Comfortable Win At Stoke

As Manchester United lined up today to face Stoke City at the daunting Britannia Stadium, many were surprised to see the side being put out by Sir Alex Ferguson.

After a big gap, we saw Wayne Rooney being played as a mainstream central midfielder alongside Michael Carrick with Shinji Kagawa on the left and Antonio Valencia on the right. Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez started upfront for the away side.

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