Posts Tagged With 'Carrick'

Michael Carrick: “I am at my peak at Manchester United”

Posted on May 02, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Premier League, Press, Quotes   No Comments »
Michael Carrick: "I am at my peak at Manchester United"
Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick believes he is at his peak for Manchester United

Michael Carrick has been excellent for Manchester United this term. United’s number sixteen, who signed from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2006, has been a pivotal part of the side to ensure a unprecedented 20th league was won with four games to spare. Carrick has played in 43 games for United this season, that is second to only Robin van Persie.

Earlier in the season, we described Carrick as United’s most important midfielder and after a number of dominant performances, you can’t argue otherwise. The cultured midfielder was speaking with the official Manchester United website and discussed Andrea Pirlo, Sergio Busquets and setting an example for the younger players.

Carrick’s performances were noted by his peers and he was nominated for the PFA footballer of the year award, which was subsequently won by Gareth Bale.

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Spurs 1-1 United: Denied at the death, but a good point nonetheless

Posted on January 21, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Spurs   24 Comments »
Spurs 1-1 United: Denied at the death, but a good point nonetheless
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Evra vs. Lennon was one of the key battles in Tottenham vs. Manchester United

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In Sunday’s big game Man United traveled to White Hart Lane to play Tottenham Hotspur, looking to avenge their 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford earlier in the season. Wintry conditions threatened to postpone the match, but after a late pitch inspection the teams were given the all-clear. Spurs lined up as expected with Defoe and Parker replacing Adebayor (international duty) and Sandro (injured). United made only one change to the team that beat Liverpool last Sunday, but altered their team shape and tactics significantly. As always, we’d love to hear the debate from both sets of fans.

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Wigan Athletic 0-4 Man United: a near perfect away performance

Posted on January 02, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   5 Comments »
Wigan Athletic 0-4 Man United: a near perfect away performance

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Rafael and Welbeck celebrated van Persie’s final goal at Wigan

Author: Doron

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United travelled to Wigan aiming to finish the busy festive fixture schedule unbeaten and with a win. The DW Stadium, so often a three points banker for United, held unpleasant memories from last season and United would be keen to ensure the same errors weren’t repeated. Wigan have been flirting dangerously with the relegation places once again after just one win in their previous seven games. Fergie recalled Rafael, Ferdinand, Giggs, van Persie and Hernandez to the starting line up. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United: Preview, Lineups and Opposition View

Posted on December 31, 2012  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »
Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United: Preview, Lineups and Opposition View

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Phil Jones after Wigan score against Man United in April 2012

Author: Rob

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First off, from all of us at the Stretty Rant, we’d like to wish you a Happy New Year. Thanks for reading, and we hope you have a happy, safe and prosperous 2013.

Manchester United start 2013 with a trip to Wigan Athletic, hoping to extend an 8-game unbeaten run in the league (7 wins, 1 draw) which sees them enter the year seven points ahead of City at the top of the league. In this season’s reverse fixture, United comfortably beat the Latics at Old Trafford. 4-0 was the scoreline that day, our biggest margin of victory this season – Alex Büttner had a goal, an assist and a clean sheet on his début, and Nick Powell also scored in his first league appearance. In other news, Wigan look set to take young United forward Angelo Henriquez on loan until the end of the season.

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Man United 4-3 Newcastle United: Cleverley the game changer and offside analysis

Posted on December 27, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   20 Comments »
Man United 4-3 Newcastle United: Cleverley the game changer and offside analysis

Jonny Evans celebrates scoring against Newcastle United

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

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After the pre-Christmas draw at Swansea, United were hoping to get back to winning ways at home to Newcastle United. The Geordies, whilst fresh from a big morale boosting win over QPR, had injury issues and a pretty naff record at Old Trafford to contend with. This was to be a wet, sodden game that provided much more drama and entertainment than one could have imagined. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Swansea 1-1 Man United: the good, the bad, and the Carrick

Posted on December 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Swansea City   33 Comments »
Swansea 1-1 Man United: the good, the bad, and the Carrick

Ashley Youn against Swansea

Ashley Young against Swansea

Author: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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The busy festive spell kicked off with arguably the hardest fixture of the lot – a trip to south Wales to take on one of the league’s leakiest home defences. Swansea are in the gabble of teams who are nicely above the relegation spots and just a few points off Europe despite being in the bottom half of the table. United were guaranteed to be top before kick off but with City’s late winner yesterday, only a win would do. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Michael Carrick and Roy Keane: so dissimilar and yet so alike

Posted on December 13, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players   7 Comments »
Michael Carrick and Roy Keane: so dissimilar and yet so alike

Author: Doron

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A metronome performs the same action at regular intervals. It is both reliable and predictable. If one were to describe a footballer as ‘metronomic’ you could be forgiven for assuming this implies dullness or that the player has limitations. Yet it feels like exactly the right word to describe probably the most important midfielder at United, Michael Carrick – this team’s Roy Keane.

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Manchester United 1-0 Galatasaray – talking points

Posted on September 20, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   6 Comments »
Manchester United 1-0 Galatasaray - talking points

Michael Carrick celebrates scoring against Galatasaray

Author: Doron

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Having performed so disappointingly last season, there was a sense of ‘owing’ the fans in the Champions League this time round. Yet again the draw had been kind with United getting, and no disrespect to our opponents, an easy group relative to what we could have got. First up, Galatasaray came to Old Trafford, evoking memories of clashes in the early 90s. Welcome to Hale, (nearly).

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Southampton vs. Manchester United preview: line-up, past tales and predictions

Posted on August 31, 2012  by Herzogs Child  in Herzog's Child, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Southampton   2 Comments »
Southampton vs. Manchester United preview: line-up, past tales and predictions

Javier Hernandez scores at Southampton

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Manchester United travel to Southampton in the late Sunday game, hoping to pick up their first away points of the season. Southampton meanwhile are yet to win any points at all and in front of their home fans they’ll be pumped and ready for an upset. We preview the match and invite predictions and comments from both sets of fans.

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United’s central midfield – is a signing really needed?

Posted on August 16, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Transfer Speculation   13 Comments »
United's central midfield - is a signing really needed?

Author: Doron

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It seems that this will be the fifth summer in a row that United have failed to invest in arguably the most crucial area of any team, central midfield. Not since Anderson and Hargreaves were brought in have additions been made – Cleverley has emerged and Giggs has redefined his role but otherwise the personnel remain unchanged. For many United fans, this has been something of an ongoing problem and going into the summer, once again, the hope was that we’d strengthen. Having spent close to £40m so far, a central midfield signing seems unlikely, but why?

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