Alas poor Carrick...WTF has happened?

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  1. Jul 17, 2014

    m1y2 New Member

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    Don't want to sound dumb but it is probably the best period of time for how long he is out. If he was out for six months or so we would have to buy a midfielder and carrick our third best midfielder at that time would miss the biggest part of the season and would struggle as you said to get used to Lui's system/philosophy or whatever we call it. On the other hand when he was alright he could show as a decent player(no more than that) and vG would assume he could work with him and get best out of clevlerley or possibly experiment with rooney in midfield until January when he buys Strootman..
    So now it is the best scenario because he has got cleverley who he can turn into a decent player (anyway unplayable with Herrera IMO) and very average two players in Fellaini and Fletcher he will spot it on tour immidiately even fellaini arrives quite late and wouldn't be dependable anyway so we will have to buy someone and hopefully cope well with easy draw in first 5 fixtures. Than Carrick is back and can help the team to hold on to the top four till January when we signifiantly continue our team rebuilding with buying Strootman or whoever is availible. Hopefully someone will be because I don't see us buying two more central midfield player we desperately need before the summer tranfer window is closed just because it will be tough for vGall to offload as many as 4 or more players which are not good enough for us to make room for others. Surely he is no Moyes he will have no mercy at some stage, but it will take some time to make that decision because he has to "asses the squad he has first".
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    bucky Full Member

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    We need to buy one more midfielder at least, with or without Carrick. It doesn't change that much for me and I always rated Carrick highly.
  3. Jul 18, 2014

    mazhar13 Full Member

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    Carrick doesn't have the legs to cover as much ground as he used to (as demonstrated through Moyes' stupid setup where the midfield was too high and defence far too deep). He can still read the game well and win the ball. However, he can no longer close down as many spaces and passing avenues as he used nor be on his toes to recover the team from dangerous situations. He can still be useful if we have another energetic midfielder to compensate for Carrick's ageing legs, but do we really need to build the team around Carrick (or any player for that matter)?
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    UnofficialDevil Anti Scottish

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    Not anti Scotish, just posted a lot against Moyes.
    Could you? hows that?
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    Blair New Member

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    Agreed, we still have time to do something about this.

    If LVG had decided to stick with what we have and this happened after the window shut then we'd be well and truly fecked.

    We need a world class midfielder, regardless of Carrick being fit or not.
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    Blair New Member

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    All LVG said was Carrick is experienced and he's now injured. Sounds like big plans.
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    UnofficialDevil Anti Scottish

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    Right..
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    Hed Zitin New Member

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    I didn't hear it like that. The conversation was on experienced players and because of that he mentioned an experienced player was injured. That's all I got from that.
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    Red Hand Devil Plan M ish

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    Thank f*ck Carrick isnt suffering from a serious bout of Diarrhoea..
  11. Jul 18, 2014

    Minimalist New Member

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    Needs replaced at this stage. At very least there should be a consideration of his replacement within the first XI.

    Hopefully he can come back strong enough to be a good squad player.
  12. Jul 18, 2014

    united_99 Takes pleasure in other people's pain

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    Has anyone suggested yet that Carrick's injury is a blessing in disguise like some ppl suggested last season when RvP got injured? :lol:
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    A few grade A clowns have done.
    Forgetting that unless we buy someone we have to definitely start one of Fellaini, Fletcher and Cleverley as the best option
  14. Jul 19, 2014

    marlowe78 Full Member

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    I guess this is what's meant by breaking point, either we find a solution to this whole problem or we go off the waterfall.