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Michael Carrick 2016-17 Performances

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6.1 Average rating
38 Appearances
1 Goal
1 Assist
3 Yellow cards
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  1. Apr 27, 2017

    UnitedForever147 New Member

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    Always liked Carrick. Gives everything game after game but my god his shooting is bloody awful. It has become so bad that he only shoots as a last resort. Surely he works on this in training but in a match he looks scared to death to try one. Its weird cos I remember Scholes' shooting going downhill badly towards the end of his career. We definitely need someone who can give us goals from midfield.
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    Apr 27, 2017

    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    He's just not up for it anymore is he?

    We looked good for the first 10 minutes when he had an influence but he wilted from there. Not even sure if he came out in the second half.
  3. Apr 27, 2017

    Šjor Bepo Full Member

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    Masterclass, its insane how good he is defensively....tactical awareness second to none.
  4. Apr 27, 2017

    Zoo Full Member

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    Good today. His defensive reading of the game has always been top notch.
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    he was playing as a pure DM in the 2nd half, stationed right within 5 feet of the two center backs.
  6. Apr 27, 2017

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    He was good defensively, but he is awful when he gets pressed.
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    Stadjer Full Member

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    He isnt a bad player but he is just ancient and basically cant run anymore.
  8. Apr 27, 2017

    3KDré Full Member

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    We really need to replace him.
  9. Apr 27, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    He tried his best but at times they just breezed past him with too much ease, and with him not having the legs anymore he couldn't step out and use his passing which makes him far less effective.
  10. Apr 27, 2017

    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    Well yes, obviously, I didn't literally mean I didn't know if he'd come back out or not. He still reads the game well and will always pop up with a decent interception or tackle in that role, but players run past him as if he's a cone more often than not.

    It's hard to blame him too much though, he's just got old.
  11. Apr 27, 2017

    thepolice123 Full Member

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    Such an excellent player. Gona miss him when he's retired.
  12. Apr 27, 2017

    Minimalist New Member

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    Composed as usual but some poor passing at times. Him and Herrera were poor I thought.
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    Frank Grimes Full Member

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    He was not poor tonight, apart from Bailly was our best outfield player.
  14. Apr 27, 2017

    kundalini Full Member

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    I thought he looked extremely limited tonight. Physically it was a painful performance to watch, didn't show much quality on the ball. I guess he helped to protect the defence but when it came to building attacks, he went missing.
  15. Apr 27, 2017

    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Well that's another game where Pep has sussed him out. Did it in the champions league games too.
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    Art Art the artist

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    Their midfield just strolled past carrick like it was nothing. How was this performance a masterclass ? :lol:
  17. Apr 28, 2017

    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Because he's Carrick.
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    Šjor Bepo Full Member

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    if you are referring to my post it was a comment in general not about this particular performance even though i think he was very good today.
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    Miscemayl Full Member

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    He looks shattered and Jose looks forced to play him in the next 3 league games.

    We probably need him in the EL games too.
  20. Apr 28, 2017

    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Not sure how we pin hopes on starting an attack on Carrick with just Rashford playing an attacking role.

    We were negative as a collective with one predictable outlet.

    That's not to say he should be starting games of this magnitude as this stage of his career. I just don't see the gripes directly against him tonight at all holding any weight. You've got two full backs who rarely ventured forward. Martial and Mkhi were constantly coming inside. Fellaini and Herrera were unable to recycle possession under pressure also.

    We went for a draw and came back with it. The lack of intent has to fall in someone else's hand tonight.

    But I expected most of it to be fair. No way Jose was going there and risking a loss.
  21. Apr 28, 2017

    UnrelatedPsuedo I pity the poor fool who stinks like I do!

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    Did exactly what he was supposed to do today. Great game.
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    Sylar Full Member

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    At his age he needs runners. Herrera is one, and well... think we would have done better with pogba rather than fellaini today.
    Thought he was decent today though especially with our tactics.
  23. Apr 29, 2017

    Jim Beam The Joker

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    Really need to replace him. But we can't after all this years.

    That alone is an evidence how good he is.
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    I think he'll be good for 10 to 15 games next year, against the right opponents and when he's fully rested. We simply can't go into the season relying on him though, he's too old. Been brilliant for us so I hope he can go out on a high.
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    Apr 30, 2017

    Amar__ Incredibly Nasty Man

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    Hate to say it, but he looks dead already. We really shouldn't be relying anymore on him.
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    Minimalist New Member

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    He's been a stand out awful player so far this match. Him and Herrera are pointless as a midfield unit.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Yet still getting praise from Savage. The media darling.
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    red4ever 79 New Member

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    The game is passing him by here. However I dont see any alternatives at the moment
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Him or Fellaini I know who I like to play..
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    Art Vandelay Full Member

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    Two games in a week is far too much for him. Letting Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin go with no replacement coming in looks increasingly mental.
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    FujiVice Full Member

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    Carrick is knackered. He's played a lot of football recently and it shows.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    Improved as the game went on, but really struggled in the first 15 and it had nothing to do with his legs, but wayward passing and a dreadful clearance, both very much unlike him. Hopefully he steps up in the second.
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    Reddevildans Full Member

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    Feel sorry for him. Shouldn't be playing 2 games a week but we need him now. Felliani''s stupidness midweek didn't help.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    It's too much to ask him to play in a 2 in the PL.
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    Jib New Member

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    Poor again...

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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Too many minutes recently given his age, and it clearly shows.
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    Fracture90 Full Member

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    He was invisible when Sigurdsson was on him in the first half, his age is showing.
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    Born2Lose Full Member

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    The fact that we are so dependent on him is an indictment on our transfer dealings over the past decade.
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    M Bison Full Member

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    I agree.

    For me he's still got the quality to play in CM for us and is as good a holding CM as there is in the EPL, but only if his game time can be managed.
  40. Apr 30, 2017

    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    He's a special type of player. Only a few examples of this type are created per generation and it's no surprise we need to hold on to him or there won't be no game dictation.

    Van Bommel, Pirlo, Scholes, Xavi, Lampard, Zidane, Ballack are the few names of this generation.
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