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Carrick is the answer

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Andy_Cole, Feb 12, 2018.

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    Andy_Cole Full Member

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    Him in a 3 man midfield. With a front 3 of Lukaku, Sanchez and Martial. Rotated with Rashford, Mata and Lingard. This will bring us glory this season.

    Discuss.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    :lol:
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    He really would be the answer. If he was 10 years younger.
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    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    Tbf, a younger Carrick would actually mint right now. Very balanced midfield.
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    breakout67 Full Member

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    Carrick gets pressed out of the game because he has lost his legs.

    Carrick in his late 20s would be amazing in this team.
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    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    We've found a time machine I presume then?

    Might as well get Rio, Vidic, Evra and Rooney in as well. Ronaldo, Keane and Scholes too.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Welcome to 2018..
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    walkinhop Full Member

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    If the question was "Who would you want to be your opponent if you were an opposition attacking mid"
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    I don't want to know the question then.
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    Greck Full Member

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    Actually Carrick has always gotten easily pressed out. I'm not sure when the narrative started that he could dominate games against a press. Under pressure, Carrick was sending the ball to VDS or a defender 9 out of 10 times
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    Distracted Steward Full Member

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    Carrick has won everything, but time is undefeated.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    An absolute myth.
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    Greck Full Member

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    Feel free to disagree. That's what forums are for. I think he was a good player but a great beneficiary of the Fergie era where teams camped in their box and rarely committed to pressing our midfielders. When they did, he would disappear. Think the Bilbao tie was one of such but I won't pass this opinion off as a fact
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    MZX7 @Vato @Varun @moses @Hectic @Solius

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    If somehow we could transfer Carrick's brain into Scott McTominay, this could work. Maybe something like from the movie "Get Out"
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    arthurka Full Member

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    You need to watch some games with him in his prime as this is wrong on all levels..
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    reddevil702 Full Member

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    I mean we still have Valenica, Young, Smalling and Jones still in the squad so why not throw Carrick back in there. Worked for Fergie why wouldn't it work for Jose, seemed to have gone well when he came on Sunday.
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    Glanville95 Full Member

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    Yes, the man who has played like four games this season is certainly the answer.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    One of the most underrated players in PL history IMO, wish we could have kept him.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Who is, sadly, over the hill midfielder playing for Manchester United who's not really the solution to the problems for 600?
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    Camilo Full Member

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    Rooney is the answer. Him and Pogba floating around in front of Matic, spraying raking balls out the Valencia, then jogging over to Valencia to receive the guaranteed post-shuffle pass backwards from him.
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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Yes, but as @Ian Reus says if he was 10 years younger.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Definitely. And I still don't think we've replaced him, no matter how hard we've tried.

    I remember he was basically a one man midfield in SAFs last season, he was absolutely immense.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    I think he'd have played a huge part this season had it not been for the heart issues. Brought much needed stability last season and could have done the same this season. Shame really. Been another disastrous season for our midfielders in terms of injuries.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    We were the same, he got some serious stick form some of our supporters cause they “didn’t know what he did”, then we signed Modric and again the same fans asked “what exactly does he do”. True sign of a world class player is when they find time on the ball that others don’t, and makes everything look easy. We don’t have a replacement right now, maybe Winks, but he’s still very raw and not really in the exact same mould.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Dembele isn't doing a bad job for you to be fair.

    Peak Carrick and Modric would be a pretty amazing midfield two, though.
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    Utdstar01 Full Member

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    Was probably our best midfielder in the short time he was on the pitch though which says a lot.
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    Peak Carrick was world class and one of the best to have played in midfield for us. No surprise that in our sides most successful period he was the only consistent selection in the midfield.
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    Indeed it would be glorious. Dembele carries the ball probably as good as any player I’ve seen, strong and glides past players but doesn’t have the same range of passing or vision to make a game tick, and sadly never 100% fit. He needs a player like Eriksen on the pitch with him to shine.

    Would be hard to choose 1 between Modric and Carrick, a real head scratcher, my favourite type of player.
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    If we're going to play a 4231, I'd like to see a double pivot of Carrick and/or Matic/McTominay.

    Solomon to dictate game from deep, whilst having someone next to him to press the ball.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    I love Carrick but peak Modric was the best midfielder in the world so it'd have to be him.
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Ye, him and Dier have been fantastic.
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    InLevyITrust Full Member

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    Yeah your probably right, I’d happily take Modric back even now, for a season or 2 but he deserves to retire at Madrid if they let him.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    A player who's about to retire can't be the answer
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    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Time has catched up with him I'm afraid. It happens to even the best of them. If he was fit and playing he'd still be one of the first names on my teamsheet but bringing him in now would add more problems than it would solve. He can do a job in the last 20/25 of PL games if we're leading definitely because we've got a lot of important fixtures and Matic will need some rest here and there but starting games no.
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    FootyGirl88 Full Member

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    I hope Jose can find an adequate replacement for him when he leaves in the summer, we will really miss him when he goes. Players like him are very far and few between.
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    stu_1992 Full Member

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    Is the question "Which current United player will retire at the end of the season?" If so, then correct! You got it in one
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    carrick might be even more washed up than mourinho
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Yagami Full Member

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    Not Carrick but Herrera.

    Herrera should be the one sitting as he's better than Matic at covering ground and winning the ball (plus he's capable of playing passes between the lines and decent under pressure), Matic should be the box to box because he's decent in the attacking 3rd and won't have to worry about covering the whole of the midfield which he's obviously not capable of doing, then you can have Pogba whose liability in defence won't be as exposed and will have more freedom attack wise.

    The problem is whenever we've tried those 3 together Matic and Herrera have been in the opposite positions which I don't think is beneficial to each players qualities.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    In his prime, we were crying out to have someone next to him that could take us to the next level (and be a bit closer to Barca). Would that have been Pogba, if their careers had aligned a bit better?