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Michael Carrick | Midfielder | #16

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 163

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Michael Carrick was the star of the show in his first appearance in the Mourinho era as United saw off League One team Northampton Town.
3-1 suggests that United had it easy but in reality it was two unfortunate mistakes Northampton 'keeper Adam Smith which added gloss to the scoreline. Carrick latched on to a rebound from a blocked Rooney free kick to open the scoring - a free they got because Smith picked up a back pass. Daley Blind gave away a penalty just before half time which gave the underdogs a glimmer of hope at 1-1. Herrera returned United to the fore with a crisp low drive in the 67th, assisted by substitute Marcus Rashford, before Rashford himself scored a simple goal unopposed after Smith failed to make a basic clearance. Sep 22 - 10:57 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Juventus has given Paul Pogba permission to have a medical exam ahead of his protracted move to Old Trafford.

It feels like forever that we've been waiting on final confirmation of this deal. From the early rumors that we all wrote off assuming Pogba would end up at Real or Barca to the more recent rumors that both Spanish sides were out of the running and United was more an eventuality. With Juve already having spent the money on Gonzalo Higuain, you knew this was coming and now it finally appears to be headed toward a conclusion as Manchester United prepare to face off with Leicester City in the Community Shield.
Aug 7 - 9:07 AM

On Thursday, Manchester United confirmed what was already known across the league: Michael Carrick was coming back.

Carrick turned down offers in Australia and China in order to return to Old Trafford for one more year after signing a contract through the end of the upcoming season. The 34-year-old's previous contract was set to end this summer and there was a bit of uncertainty surrounding his future at the club with Jose Mourinho coming in as the team's new manager. But after making 28 Prmier League appearances this past season, United management decided to keep the veteran to deepen the midfield. This July will mark 10 years with the Red Devils for Carrick.
Jun 10 - 7:26 AM

Manchester United's in-house television station, MUTV, has reported that Michael Carrick has signed a one year contract to stay at Old Trafford.

With his health and effectiveness waning, there has been plenty of speculation about Carrick's future. The question of whether he will be staying has now been settled with the signing of his new contract. What is certainly up in the air is how much he will play. Jose Mourinho is surely going to use Morgan Schneiderlin more than Louis Van Gaal did but who partners the Frenchman in holding midfield remains to be seen. Carrick, Schweinsteiger and Fellaini are all candidates but none seem likely to be high on Mourinho's list of options. Look for a new signing unless Mourinho fancies Daley Blind in the role.
May 31 - 10:07 AM

Manchester United are rumored to be interested in bringing Michael Carrick back for another year at Old Trafford.

Perhaps for the same reason that John Terry was offered an additional year at Chelsea to help transition from old manager to new manager, Michael Carrick is apparently being considered for the same treatment at United. We know Jose Mourinho loves veteran players and Carrick seems like the sort of intelligent, always-in-the-right-place sort of player who could play at least some part in a Mourinho side. Whether the playing time and money offered is sufficient to interest Carrick remains to be seen but this rumor makes some sense given what we know about the characters involved.
May 24 - 3:07 PM

Down 1-0, Michael Carrick misplayed a clearance that led to Liverpool's second goal as the Reds moved out to a commanding 2-0 lead in the first leg of their Europa League tie.

David De Gea must be wondering what he has to do to keep Manchester United in matches. The Spain international made six saves but could save neither Daniel Sturridge's penalty in the first half nor the Roberto Firmino shot that resulted from Carrick's error. For the two mighty clubs, the fact that they were playing in the Europa League rather than the Champions League was bad enough. For United, to lose due to their own mistakes on the ground of their old rival makes it a truly miserable night indeed.
Mar 10 - 5:00 PM

Michael Carrick continues to be a fragile presence for Manchester United as he will miss another match with a knee injury in Week 23.

The base of the Manchester United midfield has been as beset by injuries as has the back line. Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger have been the most frequent absentees and both will be missing again in Week 23. The duo of Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin are likely to deputize as they did in Week 22 against Liverpool.
Jan 22 - 2:14 PM

Michael Carrick continues to be a fragile presence for Manchester United as he will miss another match with a knee injury in Week 23.

The base of the Manchester United midfield has been as beset by injuries as has the back line. Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger have been the most frequent absentees and both will be missing again in Week 23. The duo of Marouane Fellaini and Morgan Schneiderlin are likely to deputize as they did in Week 22 against Liverpool.
Jan 22 - 2:14 PM

Michael Carrick looks set for an extended period on the side-lines after the 34-year-old was stretchered off during the closing moments of Fridays’ international friendly defeat to Spain.

Roy Hodgson revealed post-match that Carrick had "severely twisted his ankle," while a scan is expected to confirm the midfielder has damaged ligaments. Although an exact diagnosis is yet to be made Carrick will be lucky to play again this year. The setback caps a miserable end to 2015 for the player who has already missed around 6-months of football due to injury. Fortunately Louis van Gaal did have the foresight to strengthen in midfield during the summer transfer window. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin arrived to help bolster the squad after the loss of Carrick last season coincided with a dip in form which effectively ended any hopes of a Premier League title.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 07:29:00 AM

Michael Carrick has recovered from the minor issues that caused him to miss England's qualifiers over the last week and he will be fit for the trip to Everton.

Even if you know he's healthy and that he's going to start, no sure thing with Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin both available, Carrick still isn't a great player when it comes to the measurables. He certainly doesn't score a great deal or get a lot of assists but he also falls short in many of the secondary stats that have come into favor in analytical circles as well as fantasy scoring formats. There is not doubt that, on his day, Carrick provides a great deal of the glue that holds the United midfield together but the state of measurement in the beautiful game has yet to find a way to give him statistical credit for what he does. Said another way, he's probably not someone you want in your fantasy team even now that he's healthy.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Louis Van Gaal will once again have all three of his holding midfielders available as Michael Carrick has returned to fitness after missing out against Wolfsburg.

LVG has handed out minutes judiciously to aging and fragile midfielders Michael Carrick and Bastian Schweinsteiger. He will have that luxury once again as Carrick is available again after missing out in mid-week. Neither Carrick nor Schweinsteiger is of much use from a fantasy point of view when considering the rest of United's squad the ability to count on both players increases the overall chances of success at the Emirates.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Louis van Gaal confirmed his side came through Wednesday nights’ Champions League encounter with Wolfsburg relatively unscathed. United travel to The Emirates on Sunday with no fresh injury concerns and will be further boosted by the availability of Michael Carrick.

Carrick missed the midweek match as a precaution after picking up a knock against Sunderland last weekend. Van Gaal had alluded to minor injuries suffered by Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia and Carrick during the build-up to the UCL match; stating that no-one would be risked unnecessarily. Only Valencia made the game but his evening ended early as Ashley Young was introduced at half-time "to stop the crosses." The Dutchman was full of praise for Young "It was important he played [at right back] in the second half. I'm very happy," and hinted that the England international may be in line for a recall having failed to start a game since the opening weekend.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 04:43:00 PM

Michael Carrick will be held out of Wednesday's Champions League match for what sound like precautionary reasons.

Michael Carrick was held out of practice and Louis Van Gaal said that he would also be held out of United's Wednesday Champions League match. The specific reason wasn't really discussed but LVG eluded to keeping him out now so as to avoid a significant injury down the road. Carrick has been fragile over the past year so there is certainly some logic to the decision. Even more so if Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin are fit to partner at the base of midfield.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Michael Carrick has overcome his calf injury and will be available to Louis Van Gaal for the Week 5 clash with heated rivals Liverpool.

Michael Carrick has never been much of a fantasy option and is even less of one now that he isn't a guaranteed starter even when he's healthy. The presence of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger mean that Carrick should almost always be a fantasy afterthought. His presence is a positive one for United as an option in the starting eleven or off the bench but don't let his impact in the real world fool you into him having fantasy value.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Michael Carrick has returned to Manchester United after picking up an injury while on England international duty.

Carrick was an unused substitute on Saturday against San Marino but the United midfielder was expected to replace Jonjo Shelvey for Tuesday nights’ Euro qualifying clash against Switzerland. However Carrick will now return to the Aon Training Complex to be fully assessed – the specifics or severity of the problem are currently unknown. The 34 year-old has struggled to find any rhythm this term as the England international has been rotated with Bastian Schweinsteiger during the opening four PL games and it now looks like Carrick will be used sparingly throughout the season given the number of injuries he has suffered over the past 2-years.
Source: talkSPORT
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 07:02:00 AM