Michael Carrick image England flag

Michael Carrick 2017-18 Performances

Jump to: Huddersfield 0:2 Man Utd

View full 2017-18 profile

6.0 Average rating
4 Appearances
  1. Jan 27, 2018
    #81

    Josep Dowling Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Messages:
    737
    Great to see him back. I will be gutted when he retires.

    One of those few players that just doesn’t panic on the ball and because of this he always appears to have more time and space to pick a pass. Like Scholes and Pirlo in that sense.
  2. Jan 27, 2018
    #82

    Zlatattack Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2017
    Messages:
    1,809
    Agree. It was great to see him back.
  3. Jan 27, 2018
    #83

    Kostov Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2017
    Messages:
    742
    Location:
    Skopje, Macedonia
    Great to see him back playing.
  4. Jan 27, 2018
    #84

    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Messages:
    312



    I'm going to miss him when he retires. Fabulous player who would have made our midfield untouchable alongside Pogba and Matic, had he been in his prime.
  5. Jan 27, 2018
    #85

    marlowe78 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    4,545
    I'm probably going over the top but there was something otherworldly about seeing him dictate the game yesterday. Just standing in acres of space, picking passes, and moving us forward so effortlessly. Looked to really be enjoying himself.

    I'm of the opinion that Carrick can't be replaced. He has the attributes and the course of development that you simply can't buy from another club or purposely develop in your academy. It's just that he had the right combination of skill, intelligence, and longevity that happened to fall into place. I don't think his coaching will result in 'another Carrick,' only a player who has some of the abilities.
  6. Jan 31, 2018
    #86

    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6,351
    Location:
    The GTA
    He should get some games as a CB. Seriously.
  7. Jan 31, 2018
    #87

    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    29,451
    Location:
    Canada
    Hoping he starts on the weekend instead of Matic. Oh and Herrera next to him and pogba so we have some actual balance.
  8. Jan 31, 2018
    #88

    arthurka Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    8,016
    Location:
    Rectum
    Or for Pogba or Matic? At least he could have moved the ball and passed it forward.. But he would get overrun like the others did..
  9. Feb 1, 2018
    #89

    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6,351
    Location:
    The GTA
    He played in the FA Cup recently maybe Jose will see what happened today and give him minutes in the league.
  10. Feb 1, 2018
    #90

    Carl S Bridge New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    I personally believe Carrick was world class. He possesses football intelligence that was unbelievable. He would have fit right into Barcelona's team. He knew the right ball to play before he even received the ball. S truly top class player. And the most underrated man utd player of all time. His composure is sorely missed. People praise matic who I must admit is a great player and has improved us but prime Carrick was much better
  11. Feb 1, 2018
    #91

    AP88 Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2017
    Messages:
    476
    Location:
    Manchester
    I had the exact same thought before mate - he reads the game well so wouldn’t experience the Jones-esque lapses of position, is mobile and passes out better than anyone else; Bailly’s pace and aggression would be the perfect balance IMO, it’s something that should at least be trialled, could potentially do another season there too.
  12. Feb 1, 2018
    #92

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    10,394
    Location:
    Player Performance Threads
    It's crazy how we keep going back to this guy as the solution. But always justified.
  13. Feb 1, 2018
    #93

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    27,208
    Jose will probably think it's too soon to play him in a PL game but after tonight's shit show he might be tempted.
  14. Feb 1, 2018
    #94

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,450
    I love Carrick, but I don't know if he'd do good in the league.

    Can't hurt to try vs a league minnow I suppose.
  15. Feb 1, 2018
    #95

    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2011
    Messages:
    29,451
    Location:
    Canada
    It's because he seems to be the only midfielder in the squad who consistently knew how to keep his position intelligently and also pick out forward passes at the right time. Matic is a good player but probably should be used in a midfield 3 as the holding mid like I want Carrick used (and Matic looks beyond tired). And Matic at his best wasn't a patch on Carrick at his best anyway, never had that passing or intelligence to the same extent. Then next to him, there's Pogba who has shite decision making, 0 positional awareness, and doesn't know how to control the tempo of games. Herrera is an energetic midfielder who should be used more but obviously he isn't world class, he's just a solid squad player who should come in for the big games in a midfield 3. Then Fellaini who also has 0 positional awareness, isn't a good passer, and is more just good to be an added goal threat from midfield (a midfield 3 at that).
  16. Feb 1, 2018
    #96

    Antonedwin New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2017
    Messages:
    322
    i think if we had prime carrick today , we wouldn't be overrun by spurs , his ability to pick the right pass, keep us tick ,his positioning, cutting opponent passing line and interception was world class. he made cleverly and anderson looked world class as well


    it's still amaze me how he and scholes dominate EPL midfield for years by just 2 of them
  17. Feb 3, 2018
    #98

    David_azul16 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    53
    Sure he cannot play in a game like this?
  18. Threadmark: Newcastle 1:0 Man Utd
    Feb 11, 2018
    #99

    Luke1995 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2016
    Messages:
    637
    Played well today. Getting back to form just ahead of the latter stages of the Champions League, awesome
  19. Feb 11, 2018

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2010
    Messages:
    14,712
    Carrick's the one midfielder capable of consistency hitting through balls from deep in midfield. Without him United seems to find moving the ball from back to front like stirring treacle.
  20. Feb 11, 2018

    Rajma Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,812
    Location:
    London/ semi - underground
    His first time incisive passing is phenomenal, no one in our team is capable of that making him still valuable for us, don't think he should retire just yet.
  21. Feb 11, 2018

    M Bison Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,542
    Location:
    In the Wilderness
    Supports:
    York City
    Still probably our best CM, which is ridiculous.
  22. Feb 11, 2018

    Yagami Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    3,833
    Love seeing him on the pitch. If he had it in him, I'd love to see him sit as our DLP, with Matic as more of a box to box player, freeing up Alexis and Pogba further forwards. Sadly, I don't think he has it in him anymore.
  23. Feb 11, 2018

    Jaybomb Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    4,287
    Except he isn’t though, is he.
  24. Feb 11, 2018

    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,137
    He is from a generation of United footballers that tried everything to get the ball forward. I guess he can be like Giggs was in his later years for the rest of the season. Most likely our best passer still.
  25. Feb 11, 2018

    M Bison Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,542
    Location:
    In the Wilderness
    Supports:
    York City
    It’s definitely debatable.

    Pogba and Matic are hardly setting the world alight, neither have Carrick’s class. Age is of course an issue though.
  26. Feb 11, 2018

    Jaybomb Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    4,287
    Pogba, Matic, Herrera and Fellaini are all better options than Carrick nowadays. Probably McTominay aswell.

    He had no business being on the pitch today. Should have retired last season.
  27. Feb 11, 2018

    M Bison Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2015
    Messages:
    2,542
    Location:
    In the Wilderness
    Supports:
    York City
    We’ll agree to disagree.

    Fellaini however, doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Carrick.
  28. Feb 11, 2018

    Manny Grammar Police

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2014
    Messages:
    4,164
    He can do whatever is needed at whatever stage of the game.

    Came on, no faffing about, got it down, played it forward or into spaces. That seemed to give the rest of team an idea of what needed to be done.

    Just a shame he wouldn't be able to do it for 90 minutes now a days.
  29. Feb 11, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    27,208
    Did fine when he came on, tried to settle things down but the game had become 20 players in one half.
  30. Feb 11, 2018

    Sylar Full Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    19,428
    Shame during his peak (after 08) we didnt have a midfield next to him. Also a shame his peak didnt co-incide with Pogbas peak. I think the two would compliment each other (along with Matic).
  31. Feb 11, 2018

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    15,303
    Played well today? It's like people don't even bother watching when it comes to him. Played on top of Jones' toes and got robbed of the ball a few times. It's done. Completely done.
  32. Feb 11, 2018

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,450
    I don't know what people were watching. The decision to bring him on was baffling and he was as ponderous as ever.

    He's been a great player for us, but should be nowhere near games of that magnitude.
  33. Feb 11, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    7,921
    I agree with both, was easily the poorest out of all the substitutions we made.
  34. Feb 11, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,456
    I wish Carrick was 5 years younger. He is the last of a dying breed of top players left from the SAF era. Although he was off the pace slightly he played a lot of first time quick forward passes as usual and he increases the tempo of our passing massively despite being quite slow himself. He would do a better job than Smalling at CB I'm sure. Perhaps we should give him a run there?
  35. Feb 11, 2018

    Bastian Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,774
    You having a laugh mate? We have 4 fit centre backs, with our best one nearing recovery. If you don't think pace is a problem, Blind would probably be ahead of a Carrick-at-the-back experiment. He looks done. Was a top player.
  36. Feb 11, 2018

    Jonno Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Messages:
    5,533
    Location:
    From Preston, UK - Living in Sydney, Australia
    I've always been a big Carrick fan, and who knows, if we can keep him fit we could get him in to the side once a week. It would be like a new signing.
  37. Feb 11, 2018

    pocco loco

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    12,674
    Location:
    Keep a clean shit tomorrow, United is my final bus
    Looked well off the pace today. Unless we hit rock bottom and Jose tries to bring him in to try something different, giving him a run of games, then I think he's done.
  38. Feb 12, 2018

    David_azul16 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    53
    The next few matches will determinate if can play an important role for us until the end of the season... If he feels healthy and shows good form, can see Mourinho going with a Carrick-Matic midfield in Champions league games.
  39. Feb 14, 2018 at 09:56

    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    Messages:
    7,890
    Location:
    London
    Just seen a quick highlights reel of his performance. He was brilliant. Quick and incisive passing as well as creating two chances. We have missed him so much this season. And will continue to do so until hes replaced.