Michael Carrick

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Manchester United
Born: July 28, 1981 (age 33)
Hometown: Wallsend, England
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
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
Manchester United's Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic thanks the fans after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Manchester United at St Mary's stadium in in Southampton on May 11, 2014
Match Analysis: Southampton 1-1 Manchester United
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how Manchester United and Southampton ended contrasting Premier League seasons with a 1-1 draw at St Mary's Stadium.
May 11, 17:55
David de Gea celebrates a Manchester United goal on August 11, 2013.
Video: David de Gea tries bwin's corner kick challenge with left foot
Manchester United goalkeeper tries to show off his skills by taking on the bwin corner kick challenge by using his left foot.
May 9, 12:28
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: 'Top-four finish not good enough'
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says that his side are targeting the Premier League title next season.
May 8, 00:54
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 pays tribute to departing Nemanja Vidic
Michael Carrick pays tribute to departing Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic following the defender's final appearance at Old Trafford.
May 7, 11:49
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Ryan Giggs: Right man, wrong time to manage Manchester United
Sports Mole assesses why now is not the right time for Ryan Giggs to be appointed the manager of Manchester United.
May 5, 15:46
England manager Roy Hodgson looks on prior to the international friendly match between England and Chile at Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2013
Roy Hodgson warns Manchester United players of England places
England boss Roy Hodgson warns his Three Lions players playing for Manchester United that their poor form could cost them a place in his World Cup squad.
May 4, 04:59
Sebastian Larsson of Sunderland is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester United 0-1 Sunderland
Sports Mole looks back over Sunderland's 1-0 victory away at Manchester United.
May 3, 17:37
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Manchester United's 4-0 win at home to Norwich in the Premier League.
Apr 26, 19:58
Manchester Uniteds Scottish manager David Moyes reacts during a League Cup semi-final first leg match between Sunderland and Manchester United on January 7, 2014
David Moyes at Manchester United: Five defining results
Sports Mole picks out the five results that proved costly to David Moyes's job as manager of Manchester United.
Apr 23, 15:17
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: Defeat is "bitterly disappointing"
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick admits that he is "bitterly disappointed" by the team's exit from the Champions League.
Apr 9, 22:14
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League Match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013
Team News: Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester United
Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United in tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich in Germany.
Apr 9, 18:41
Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United controls the ball during the match between the A-League All-Stars and Manchester United on July 20, 2013
Report: Chris Smalling replaces Rio Ferdinand for Manchester United
A report claims that Chris Smalling is likely to replace Rio Ferdinand in the Manchester United starting lineup against Bayern Munich.
Apr 9, 16:39
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