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Michael Carrick 2016-17 Performances

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6.1 Average rating
38 Appearances
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  1. Apr 1, 2017

    lem8sh New Member

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    Utter kneejerk bullshit.
  2. Apr 1, 2017

    Minimalist New Member

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    :lol:

    Whatever.
  3. Apr 1, 2017

    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    Testomonial and goodbye
  4. Apr 1, 2017

    Godfather Full Member

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    Yep he's done
  5. Apr 1, 2017

    Harry190 Full Member

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    Was good today. Only player who could pass.
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    Isotope Full Member

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    He's no worse than Pogba in midfield 2. Totally bossing the midfield. Shame can't be said for others.
  7. Apr 1, 2017

    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    Er right. What game were you watching?
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    M Bison Full Member

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    Being made a scapegoat of again - absolutely wasn't at his best but not worthy of some these comments here.
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    Godfather Full Member

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    That's funny as whenever you comment on a player post match I want to ask you the same question.
  10. Apr 1, 2017

    mu4c_20le Full Member

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    In that case Fellaini bossed the midfield as well, because West Brom made no attempt to actually attack. By his own standards Carrick was poor today, misplaced a lot of simple passes that otherwise would have been as natural as breathing to him.
  11. Apr 1, 2017

    TsuWave Full Member

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    that was awful
  12. Apr 1, 2017

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    And the cycle continues.

    That's OK, he'll not play for 5 games and he'll become the saviour again.
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    Isotope Full Member

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    Yes that's true. Some misplaced passes should be expected after a long laid off. But him and Fellaini did boss the midfield. Xavi could've played today, and wouldn't make any different on the score.
  14. Apr 1, 2017

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Let's play him till he's 65.
  15. Apr 1, 2017

    Manny Grammar Police

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    Good game. Stole the ball any time WBA tried to play the ball forward.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Nonsense. Poors game, not effected the game whatsoever. Could've put any second rate midfielder in there against a team who sat on the edge of their box and the results would've been the same.
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    Isotope Full Member

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    He did boss the midfield, and did a good job. You have Herrera for him today, I don't think we'd control the game.
  18. Apr 1, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    He was ok, the movement ahead of him didn't offer him many passing options.
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    Roboc7 Full Member

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    Him and fellaini were always going to struggle against a team that sat back, we desperately need to strengthen midfield in the summer because relying on these two isn't good enough.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    When you say 'boss' the midfield, what does that mean exactly? Because if he wasn't there I doubt there game would've played out any differently. There was nothing to boss. Instead he should have been employing his famed passing ability to pick holes in the defense, which he didn't, at all.
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    Isotope Full Member

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    Let's just agree he isn't part of the problem today, how's that? His game is to control the flow, which he did a good job, when you consider Fellaini was his other partner.
  22. Apr 1, 2017

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    He was horrible.

    His job is to set the tempo for us, instead he was happy to play to West Brom's pace. Granted he had no movement ahead as usual but he was so laboured today.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    So his entire role in the side is to play average passes for 90 minutes when we are up against a side with no intention to attack or fight for the midfield? If we had Blind, Pogba or Herrera in there today they would've used the ball a lot better than Carrick had done.
  24. Apr 1, 2017

    littleman Full Member

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    Don't want to see him lining up for us next season at all. You had a good run Carrick, but it's over.
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    His famed passing ability in a creative sense is well overrated IMO. Every few games when he does make that pass the English commentators will say 'Carrick only ever looks to play the ball forward' which is bollocks.
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    Isotope Full Member

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    Nah, I don't think if you have any of those in midfield two with Fellaini, could've done better than Carrick today.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Well disagree there but at the very least they would have tried something, anything.

    Spot on.
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  28. Apr 1, 2017

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    He shouldn't be a starter and I think his performances this season have been overblown.

    Takes too long on the ball and his passing hasn't been THAT good this season imo.
  29. Apr 1, 2017

    ti vu Full Member

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    Disagree. The thing is Carrick failed to inject pace into passing game. Xavi or Scholes would help raising the tempo suiting our players. Carrick instead just being alright with "bossing" the midfield but by playing to his own speed = West Brom is more than happy to play along with, as they have time to get back into defensive position. I wouldn't call that bossing or control the flow of the game but pointless possession.

    Not our worst player today, but very underwhelming
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    This is what I saw. Quite a few times I saw the ball roll back to him, half expected a one-time incisive pass. But I look up, after Carrick himself has obviously noted, and see dogshite options.

    We would probably have done better if Young played up front in place of Martial and Blind at LB.
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    ti vu Full Member

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    That's only half truth. Thing is Carrick doesn't want to force thing. I meant some deep play maker would dribble a bit trying tease opposition players, getting them out of position. Carrick simply just wants to sit deep, received the ball, take touches & time to pick options and pass. Not all of our players were bad with their movement, just that West Brom sat deep, and congested the space. Carrick position should be an area where there is more space, which as I just suggested he should try to lure them out.

    He's only did half of the job right = contain West Brom and prevent them to counter attack with passing & helping our defense = recycling possession. Play making wise, he was underwhelming
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I thought he played well. Distributed the ball well, and broke up a few potentially scary counter attacks. Only player at the end who played with any sense of urgency, too.
  33. Apr 2, 2017

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    If playing well means playing it safe, then yes he played well. We needed more than that.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I don't even think he played that safe. He played a couple of very nice passes, and another to Lingard which really should've resulted in at least a shot on target. His little chipped ball in the centre of the pitch, when most midfielders would've turned seeing no forward options due to opposition players surrounding them, was lovely. Something Scholes would do a bit.

    Even if he didn't play as many of his standard beautiful passes, and did play a bit more reserved than usual, I don't necessarily think that was a bad thing. He kept the ball well and distributed it well to our forward 4 in hope that they'd be the ones to break WB down.
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    I'm starting to think it's time for him to call it a day. We need to move on.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Yeah great idea to move him on with the state of our team ! :lol:
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Don't think he means right now. We need to decide who will replace him and either they give Michael a one year contract and his role is reduced or he retires or moves on.
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    Bruno8 Full Member

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    People saying he didn't play well but Mourinho was impressed with his performance.

    Maybe people were expecting him to play a certain way but he was playing to instructions and the Manager was happy with his performance in post match interview which goes to prove that sometimes what fans call bad performance is not necessarily a bad one especially if the Manager has the game plan
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    pascell Full Member

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    Played as if he was playing in his testimonial yesterday, sadly I think this will be his last season as he's been a great player for us and someone who'll be hard to replace.
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    DenisIrwin New Member

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    Whoscored's match stats rate him our poorest player v WBA, with Fellaini our best. That sure does seem at odds with the majority of (biased-to-feck) opinions on here.
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