Carrick confirms he will retire at the end of the season

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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Great servant to the club
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    Zebs Clare Bald'ings Daughter

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    :drool:

    Can someone make an "All Carrick passes" compilation? :drool: :lol:
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    el3mel Full Member

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    One of the most underrated midfielders in his era. Good luck for him in our coaching stuff then becoming a manager himself.
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    Just like Rooney, he had won every possible trophy with us bar UEFA Super Cup.

    I consider him one of our legends personally, definitely not in our top 10 most important legends but he's close.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    You are going to be hard to replace Michael. A truly great player and a nice guy. Good luck in your coaching job and it will great knowing you will still be around the place.
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    Vault Dweller Full Member

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    Great player, certainly one of my favorites in my time watching United.

    Good luck on the coaching career Michael.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Would love to see him become manager one day.
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    Red Katie The least positive person in match threads ever

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    One of my favourites.
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    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    'Hard to believe its not Scholes...'

    In the early years I was never fully bought into Carrick. For me he had an unusual tendency to make mistakes when pressed and concede possession in front of our defence. I thought Hargraves would be the end of him. I though Fletch would be the end of him.

    That game at QPR when the fans really leaned into that song though, that was the moment when I really came around. 2012/13 Carrick was immaculate. He's been a brilliant servant of this club. Long may it continue from the dugout.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    "He doesn't do anything".

    I loved reading comments like that. :lol:

    Class player was Carrick.
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    gormless Full Member

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    Last of the 08 team
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    Possibly the most underrated midfielder ever to play in the Premier League. World class at his best, and by all accounts a great bloke too. Never brought any hassle or controversies with him.

    Hard to pick a favourite moment, but those two goals against Roma in that game are definitely up there.
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    KN5 Full Member

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    I knew this was coming for ages but I still can't believe it.
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    What a Utd career he's had. Maybe the last of those Utd players with the absurdly huge medal collections.

    Hope he stays on next season as a coach.
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    NikSab Anthony Martial's #1 fan

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    5 premier leagues,1 FA Cup, 3 league cups, 1 CL, 1 Europa league, 1 club world cup. He is the most successful English midfielder after Paul Scholes.

    Absolute legend.
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    A player I was highly skeptical of when he was signed, probably because I was young and dumb and he was taking the number of my hero and effectively his replacement. Can honestly say I was made to look stupid on that one, because what a great player he turned out to be. Grew into the team over time and eventually became absolutely key for us. Great range of passing and just a very calming influence on the team, all while dictating the tempo. Had a good defensive contributions as well, by always seemingly in the right place and I always felt his inceptions were a key part of his game.

    Favorite memory of him was probably the 2 goals in the 7-1 Roma game. Not exactly known for his goal-scoring, but 2 great strikes in that game. The title win in 2013 will always stand out as well, particularly the title celebration after the open-top bus on the stage in the city center with the crowd singing "It's Carrick you know...".
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    Martin(6)Buchan Full Member

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    Greatly under rated, great servant and every success in your new adventure at the end of the season.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Crazy to think if he’d have joined Liverpool that Summer all he would have won in 12 years would have been a solitary League Cup.
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    Great player, the fans did not take to him early because of still being in that phase when they wanted a new Roy Keane but he has been an exceptional player for Utd. Matic is getting a lot of credit this season, but peak Carrick was levels above him. Superb at finding a pass into the forwards feet from deep, great awareness of options and just a composed presence who allowed the others to go and play.

    Totally misused by England.
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    Really glad he’s joining the coaching team - has so much knowledge to impart. Hope we can add to his trophy cabinet before he departs.
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Brilliant player for United, having a Carrick that's ten years younger to play alongside Matic today would make us a near complete side. Didn't we already know he was retiring and becoming a coach before today though?
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    waza7111 Full Member

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    What a signing. SAF made 3 brilliant signings in 2006- Vidic, Evra and Carrick.
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    He was signed for 16m back in 06 and many thought it was too much. Looking back I think it’s safe to say he was incredible value for money. One of Fergies greatest acquisitions, one of my favourites.
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    Mike Smalling New Member

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    Great servant to the club and very underrated player. Was especially fantastic from 2006-2010. I will definitely count him among our legends given the success during his stay.

    Crazy to think he has only made 34 appearances for England. I think his style of play would have really suited a partnership with Gerrard or Lampard.
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    Big Andy Is really a midget

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    £18.6m I think...

    I remember the uproar on here at the time...
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    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Imagine if we could sign them again in their prime?
    Something like:
    Lukaku
    Rashford------Lingard-----Sanchez
    ---------Carrick-----Matic
    Evra-----Bailly-------Vida--Valencia
    ---------------De Gea
    Backed up by Pogba, Mata, Herrera, Smalling, Ibra etc
    We'd win trophies like it was the 90's again.
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    But, but.. he only passes sideways.

    :D Example of Carrick at his best.

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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Crazy that England never utilised him correctly either, could have given some real balance to the Gerrard/Lampard midfield.

    A class act on and off the pitch.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Yeah. Here's the transfer thread.

    I think it became a sore point because we sold Ruud around the same time for less.

    Great career. Shame for him he didn't play more for England. Good way to cap off his time with us would be to win the CL again with him being the only member of the CL 08 squad left.
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    Even still, what a bargain.
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    Just not glam enough. One of England's biggest problem is the absurd influence of the media, specifically writers in the narrative of who has to play. They wanted Gerrard/Lampard, dropping one of them for balance would have created a scandal and none of the managers were big enough to cope with the fall out.

    Carrick sitting with Scholes and Lampard ahead, Gerrard on the right, Cole on the left, striker, and would still have had the likes of Hargreaves, veterans like Butt and Beckham around.

    Barry and Parker playing for England in midfield when Carrick was in his prime is just disgusting.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    At the time, I often didn't realise just how easy he made it look and how effective he was. He was often a player I noticed more if he wasn't playing. You really notice what he brings when there's no one else capable of doing something that he made look so simple. If you re-watch the 12/13 Season Review, he just seems to be involved in everything, how he just steps up to the edge if the final third and drives the ball along the ground to someone running in to the channel.

    Should have been a key player for England, but England only wanted all-action blood-and-thunder midfielders who couldn't truly operate as midfielders anyway. He wasn't pinging them from 30 yards regularly nor was he a brutish stopper, so he was invisible to England. Oh well. Their loss was our gain.
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    Hansa Full Member

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    It's really mind-numbing when you think about it. The midfield maestro of England's best team (and one of Europe's top 3-4 clubs). Would probably have featured regularly for Spain, Germany or Italy. As others have mentioned, not enough powerful runs and hopeful 35-yard efforts to be regarded as a true Lion.

    We'll really struggle to replace this one.
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    Bobski Full Member

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    I partly blame Beckham for many of the problems with that era of England. I think he was a vastly overrated international(not club) player who needed a strong manager to curb his eagerness to hit every pass 60 yards looking for a killer ball. Terrible influence on the likes of Gerrard who had to spend his initial years in a England set up infatuated with the cult of Beckham, ended up replicating many of the problems in Beckham's game. Scholes having to chase knockdowns from Heskey off Beckham glory balls is one of my main memories of that time. Forget about patient build up and allowing an actual playmaker to do his job, just a runner from midfield.
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    Note to self. Never make a comment in a transfer thread for fear of looking like a complete idiot.

    I know about 50% of transfers are successful over the medium to longer term. Trying to predict which 50% is near impossible.

    Having said that, Carrick was bought at a decent age so there was a chance he could be here for a long time. His injury record wasn't high risk (unlike Hargreaves).

    Not sure if I did actually post in the thread but I was probably against the transfer and certainly considered him relatively ordinary in his first season, if not longer than that.

    I like Carrick's calmness on the pitch; an important quality if you want to compete for titles. For a while I thought he was too soft when required to defend in our box.
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    To think the three of them were signed for a combined £28 million is madness.
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    DiseaseOfTheAge wants Amber Rudd to call him a naughty boy

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    Good. He's barely of use to us as a player, at this point, so glad the he's looking to focus on his coaching and not play for a bit at a different level.

    Always think of that Roma game when thinking about his time with us.