Michael Carrick

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Manchester United
Born: July 28, 1981 (age 33)
Hometown: Wallsend, England
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
Michael Carrick in action for Manchester United against Porto on April 07, 2009.
Bryan Robson: 'Manchester United have missed Michael Carrick'
Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson says that the club have missed the 'intelligence' of Michael Carrick in midfield this season.
Oct 30, 12:15
United boss Alex Ferguson on the sidelines during a game with Man City on April 30, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson: 'I did not leave Manchester United in bad shape'
Sir Alex Ferguson hits back at claims that he left Manchester United with a poor squad when he retired from the game in 2013.
Oct 27, 03:28
Michael Carrick celebrates scoring against Wigan Athletic on December 30, 2009.
Michael Carrick aiming to give Louis van Gaal a "selection headache"
Michael Carrick promises to give Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal a "selection headache" following a six-month spell on the sidelines.
Oct 24, 23:46
Diego Costa of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly match between Chelsea and Real Sociedad at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2014
Preview: Manchester United vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews the Premier League fixture between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.
Oct 24, 18:27
Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United is challenged by Marcos Alonso of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup semi final, second leg match on January 22, 2014
Team News: Manchester United make three changes
Phil Jones, Adnan Januzaj and Ander Herrera start for Manchester United in this evening's match against West Bromwich Albion.
Oct 20, 19:14
Manchester United's Ander Herrera passes against the LA Galaxy during their Chevrolet Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on July 23, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns.
Oct 17, 17:11
Republic of Ireland's defender John O'Shea celebrates scoring the last minute equalizer with his team-mates during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 14, 2014
John O'Shea: The scorer of important goals
Following his equaliser in Germany last night, Sports Mole looks back on the other important goals scored by John O'Shea.
Oct 15, 11:40
Michael Carrick of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Adnan Januzaj (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on February 9, 2014
Report: Michael Carrick to feature in friendly
A report claims that a friendly is being arranged for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick to continue his recovery from an ankle problem.
Oct 13, 15:08
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Manchester United to hand Michael Carrick contract extension?
A report claims that Manchester United are preparing to offer a new contract to midfielder Michael Carrick.
Oct 12, 10:30
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Louis van Gaal: 'Michael Carrick close to return from injury'
Michael Carrick could be ready to return from injury after the international break, according to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
Oct 9, 03:42
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
Louis van Gaal 'to withdraw Manchester United physios from England roles'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reportedly wants backroom staff members Tony Strudwick and Rod Thornley to give up their part-time roles with England.
Sep 30, 06:35
Darren Fletcher #24 of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in penalty shootouts against Inter Milan during their match in the International Champions Cup 2014 at FedExField on July 29, 2014
Premier League trio eye Darren Fletcher?
Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher is reportedly a January loan target of Aston Villa, Hull City and Stoke City.
Sep 21, 11:14
Jamie Redknapp at the HMV Football Extravaganza in London on February 3, 2009
Jamie Redknapp: 'England lacking central midfielders'
Former England international Jamie Redknapp believes that more central midfielders need to be produced for the national team.
Sep 3, 16:01
 Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United walks to his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24, 2014
Preview: Burnley vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Manchester United's Premier League trip to Burnley as the Red Devils desperately seek their first win under the management of Louis van Gaal.
Aug 28, 15:54
Joe Allen of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on August 25, 2014
Manchester United considering swoop for Liverpool's Joe Allen?
Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £20m bid to coax Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen to Old Trafford.
Aug 27, 07:03
United winger Nani in action against AIK on August 6, 2013
On this day: Nani strike downs Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford
Seven years ago today, a powerful strike from Nani handed Manchester United all three points against Tottenham Hotspur.
Aug 26, 09:59
Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United looks on during a training session at Aon Training Complex on November 4, 2013
Louis van Gaal explains Adnan Januzaj's midfield role
Adnan Januzaj's switch to the Manchester United midfield against Sunderland was out of necessity, reveals Louis van Gaal.
Aug 25, 14:40
Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal poses for pictures with retired English footballer Sir Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England on July 17, 2014
Preview: Manchester United vs. Swansea City
Sports Mole previews Manchester United's opening Premier League game of the season as the Louis van Gaal era begins with Swansea City at Old Trafford.
Aug 14, 18:24
Manchester United's newly-appointed Dutch manager Louis van Gaal addresses a press conference at Old Trafford in Manchester, north-west England, on July 17, 2014
Manchester United's pre-season tour: Five talking points
Sports Mole picks out five of the biggest talking points to come from Manchester United's tour of the USA.
Aug 6, 11:50
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores his team's second goal from a penalty kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on March 29, 2014
Wayne Rooney to captain Manchester United against Swansea City?
Wayne Rooney is reportedly leading the race to skipper Manchester United on the opening day of the Premier League season.
Aug 4, 06:35
Manchester United's Darren Fletcher in action against Chelsea during their League Cup match on October 31, 2012
Darren Fletcher to captain Manchester United?
Reports claim that Darren Fletcher will be the first captain of Louis van Gaal's tenure at Manchester United.
Jul 23, 14:35
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Michael Carrick sidelined for three months following ankle surgery
Manchester United confirm that Michael Carrick will be out injured for 10 to 12 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.
Jul 17, 16:55
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick out injured for a 'long time'
Louis van Gaal reveals that Michael Carrick is expected to be out injured for a 'long time' after reportedly damaging a bone in his ankle.
Jul 17, 16:08
Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
Three players Manchester United should sign
Sports Mole picks out three players new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal should target to return the club to winning ways.
Jul 16, 10:46
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Michael Carrick confident Manchester United can 'challenge' under Louis van Gaal
Michael Carrick is confident that Manchester United have a good enough squad to challenge for honours under new manager Louis van Gaal next season.
Jul 2, 09:42
Athletic's Ander Herrera in action against Sparta Prague on October 12, 2012
Michael Carrick welcomes arrival of "terrific" Ander Herrera
Michael Carrick is confident that Ander Herrera, who joined from Athletic Bilbao for £29m last month, will be a quality addition to Manchester United's midfield.
Jul 2, 00:53
Athletic's Ander Herrera in action against Sparta Prague on October 12, 2012
In Profile: Ander Herrera
Sports Mole takes a look at new Manchester United signing Ander Herrera.
Jun 28, 10:51
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Rio Ferdinand: 'Carrick is the best holding midfielder England have'
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Michael Carrick is "under-appreciated" by England and is "the best holding midfielder" they have.
Jun 8, 10:49
Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
Louis van Gaal's wife Truus 'house-hunts in Manchester'
Louis van Gaal's wife reportedly looks at properties in Alderley Edge ahead of her husband's move to Manchester United this summer.
Jun 4, 13:05
Coach Phil Neville lays out marker cones during a Manchester United training session at Rajamangala Stadium on July 12, 2013
Phil Neville: 'England standby list in a tough position ahead of World Cup'
Former defender Phil Neville believes that the England standby list for the World Cup is a tough position to be in.
May 30, 14:37
Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson acknowledges fans at the end of the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United on May 19, 2013
On this day: Sir Alex Ferguson bows out with 10-goal thriller
Twelve months ago today, Sir Alex Ferguson takes charge of Manchester United for the final time.
May 19, 09:40
Steven Gerrard of England celebrates scoring the second goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Poland at Wembley Stadium on October 15, 2013
Steven Gerrard hails England youngsters
England skipper Steven Gerrard heaps praise on the youngsters included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup.
May 18, 22:35
Frank Lampard celebrates scoring for England against the Republic of Ireland on May 29, 2013.
Frank Lampard excited by England youth for World Cup
England midfielder Frank Lampard believes that Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup contains a good mixture of youth and experience.
May 18, 22:13
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Rio Ferdinand worried by Michael Carrick snub
Rio Ferdinand says that the decision to leave Michael Carrick out of the England squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil leaves them exposed in midfield.
May 17, 06:35
Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joke during an Arsenal training session on September 17, 2012.
Carl Jenkinson predicts "big impact" from Arsenal teammates at World Cup
Talking to Sports Mole, Carl Jenkinson says that his Arsenal teammates Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can make an impression at the World Cup.
May 14, 14:52
Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis smiles prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on January 28, 2014
The Sports Mole team's Premier League awards
The Sports Mole team react to the end of the Premier League season by dishing out a selection of awards.
May 12, 16:10
England manager Roy Hodgson during a press conference on June 1, 2013
Roy Hodgson "didn't enjoy" World Cup omission phone calls
Roy Hodgson concedes that it was difficult to tell players that they would form part of his England squad for this summer's World Cup.
May 12, 14:48
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick 'hurt' by England World Cup omission
Michael Carrick says that it "hurts" to miss out on a place in England's 23-man squad for next month's World Cup in Brazil.
May 12, 14:28
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Rio Ferdinand Testimonial Match between Manchester United and Sevilla at Old Trafford on August 9, 2013
Michael Carrick, Andy Carroll on England World Cup stand-by list
Michael Carrick and Andy Carroll only make the England stand-by list for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
May 12, 14:25
Frank Lampard celebrates scoring for England against the Republic of Ireland on May 29, 2013.
Frank Lampard included in England World Cup squad?
Frank Lampard is reportedly included in England's World Cup squad this summer alongside the likes of Ross Barkley, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson.
May 11, 22:42
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