Michael Carrick

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Manchester United
Born: July 28, 1981 (age 33)
Hometown: Wallsend, England
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
Fulham's USA player Clint Dempsey (L) congratulates Fulham's English striker Bobby Zamora (R) after he scores the second goal during the English Premier League football match on December 19, 2009
On this day: Manchester United slip to Fulham defeat
On this day in 2009, Manchester United's title ambitions suffer a blow after they fall to a surprise 3-0 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage.
09:45
Manchester United's Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring against Bayer Leverkusen on November 27, 2013.
Michael Carrick heaps praise on teammate Antonio Valencia
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick praises the hard work and determination of teammate and winger Antonio Valencia.
15:14
Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla chips the ball as he scores their fourth goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 13, 2014
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the 11 most impressive players from the 16th round of Premier League fixtures.
Dec 16, 10:55
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Michael Carrick: 'Manchester United can still win title'
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes that the club can win the Premier League title this season following their 3-0 victory over Liverpool.
Dec 15, 09:26
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Jamie Redknapp: 'Michael Carrick return has been vital for Manchester United'
Jamie Redknapp feels that Michael Carrick's influence in the Manchester United midfield has been vital in their recent upsurge in form.
Dec 15, 04:14
David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool on December 14, 2014
Robin van Persie hails David de Gea, Michael Carrick after Liverpool win
David de Gea and Michael Carrick were crucial in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Liverpool, according to goalscorer Robin van Persie.
Dec 14, 15:41
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Manchester United's Michael Carrick refuses to rule out title challenge
Manchester United can challenge for the Premier League title if their recent form continues, according to Michael Carrick.
Dec 13, 12:15
Mike Phelan looks on before the UEFA Champions League Group H match between CFR 1907 Cluj and Manchester United at the Constantin Radulescu Stadium on October 2, 2012
Mike Phelan: 'Manchester United injury problems down to Louis van Gaal'
Mike Phelan says that Manchester United's current spate of injuries could be down to the methods employed by manager Louis van Gaal on the training field.
Dec 10, 07:06
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Michael Carrick expects Manchester United improvement
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes that the team can only get better following their victory over Southampton.
Dec 9, 12:51
Michael Carrick celebrates scoring against Wigan Athletic on December 30, 2009.
Report: Michael Carrick to pen new Manchester United deal
A report claims that Manchester United will hand Michael Carrick a new contract.
Dec 6, 12:39
Darron Gibson of Manchester United celebrates with team mate Wayne Rooney (10) as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham on December 5, 2014
On this day: Injury-hit Manchester United cruise past West Ham United
On this day in 2009, a Manchester United side missing a number of key defenders beat West Ham United 4-0 at Upton Park.
Dec 5, 08:37
Manchester United players pay tribute to Jimmy Davis while lifting the FA Cup.
Louis van Gaal: 'Manchester United desperate to win FA Cup'
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reveals that the club are "desperate" to end their 10-year wait for FA Cup glory this season.
Dec 3, 11:52
Robin Van Persie #20 of Manchester United celebrates with teammate Michael Carrick after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford on October 19, 2013
Michael Carrick backs Robin van Persie resurgence
Michael Carrick warns that Manchester United teammate Robin van Persie is getting back to his free-scoring best.
Dec 2, 00:23
Michael Carrick in action for Manchester United against Porto on April 07, 2009.
Michael Carrick: 'Fear factor is returning'
Michael Carrick warns Manchester United's Premier League rivals that Old Trafford is slowly but surely becoming a fortress again.
Dec 1, 23:56
Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester United 3-0 Hull City
Sports Mole casts a close eye over Manchester United's 3-0 Premier League victory at the expense of Hull City at Old Trafford.
Nov 29, 17:20
Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata celebrates scoring their fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England on September 14, 201
Team News: Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo return for Manchester United against Hull City
Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo return for Manchester United's Premier League match with Hull City at Old Trafford, while Robin van Persie is preferred to Radamel Falcao.
Nov 29, 14:16
Composite image a comparision has been made between Louis van Gaal, manager of Manchester United and Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal
Tactical Analysis: Arsenal vs. Manchester United - Beauty and the Beast
Sports Mole takes a look at the tactics involved as Manchester United earn their first away win of the season at Arsenal.
Nov 24, 15:17
Rio Ferdinand of Leeds United fires himself up during the FA Carling Premiership match against Liverpool played at Anfield on April 13, 2001
On this day: Leeds United sign Rio Ferdinand
Fourteen years ago today, former England captain Rio Ferdinand agreed a British-record switch from West Ham United to Leeds United.
Nov 23, 10:01
Man United's Robin van Persie heads in the opening goal against Arsenal on November 10, 2013
Preview: Arsenal vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the latest chapter in the Premier League's greatest rivalry as Louis van Gaal takes his Manchester United side to the Emirates at face Arsenal.
Nov 20, 16:40
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 8, 2014
Live Coverage: Louis van Gaal's weekly Manchester United press conference
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's pre-match press conference ahead of his side's match against Arsenal.
Nov 20, 15:45
Daley Blind of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014
Daley Blind suffers knee ligament damage
Guus Hiddink reveals that Manchester United's Daley Blind suffered knee ligament damage in the Netherlands' 6-0 victory over Latvia.
Nov 16, 23:42
Daley Blind laughs during the Netherlands training session at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil held at the Estadio Jose Bastos Padilha Gavea on July 2, 2014
Blind substituted with suspected knee injury against Latvia
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind is substituted with an apparent knee injury in the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifying clash with Latvia on Sunday evening.
Nov 16, 18:05
Michael Carrick of Manchester United holds off Jack Wilshere of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on February 12, 2014
Michael Carrick hails patient Manchester United approach
Michael Carrick hails Manchester United's patience since appointing Louis van Gaal as manager.
Nov 16, 09:48
Enner Valencia of West Ham United celebrates with team mate Stewart Downing of West Ham United as he scores their first goal during Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KC Stadium on September 15, 2014
Stewart Downing sits out of England training
West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing misses England training on the eve of their Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley after picking up a knock on Thursday.
Nov 14, 11:32
Wayne Rooney of England celebrates after scoring the opening goal from a free kick during the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Estonia and England at A. Le Coq Arena on October 12, 2014
Preview: England vs. Slovenia
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier between Group E's top two sides England and Slovenia at Wembley Stadium.
Nov 13, 14:00
Andros Townsend of England celebrates scoring their third goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on October 11, 2013
Andros Townsend withdraws from England squad
England midfielder Andros Townsend pulls out of England's squad to face Slovenia and Scotland due to an ankle injury sustained previously.
Nov 13, 12:30
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
Michael Carrick eager to sign new Manchester United deal
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick confirms that he is hoping to begin talks over a new deal soon.
Nov 13, 02:41
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 to have scan on groin?
Michael Carrick may reportedly miss England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia because of a groin injury.
Nov 12, 15:03
Wayne Rooney of England gestures during the International friendly match between England and Norway at Wembley Stadium on September 3, 2014
Michael Carrick hails Wayne Rooney's "incredible achievement"
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says that it is an "incredible achievement" for teammate Wayne Rooney to earn his 100th cap for England.
Nov 12, 14:46
Juan Mata of Manchester United celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace on November 8, 2014
Result: Manchester United see off Crystal Palace thanks to Juan Mata goal
Manchester United squeeze past Crystal Palace 1-0 in Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash at Old Trafford, thanks to Juan Mata's second-half goal.
Nov 8, 16:53
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
Team News: Two changes for Manchester United ahead of Crystal Palace clash
Michael Carrick makes his first start of the season for Manchester United ahead of their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 8, 14:15
Daley Blind of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2014
Daley Blind to play centre-back for Manchester United?
Daley Blind will reportedly be used as a central defender during Manchester United's clash against Crystal Palace.
Nov 8, 10:52
 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: Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Louis van Gaal's injury-hit Manchester United and Neil Warnock's out-of-form Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Nov 6, 18:02
Saido Berahino of West Brom celebrates scoring his second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
Saido Berahino, Stewart Downing named in England squad
Roy Hodgson names Stewart Downing and Saido Berahino in his England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland later this month.
Nov 6, 12:34
Robin van Persie leaves the pitch after Manchester United defeat Arsenal 1-0 on November 10, 2013.
Manchester United Daily Digest: Robin van Persie in decline?
Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and main talking points from Manchester United.
Nov 4, 16:15
Michael Carrick celebrates scoring against Wigan Athletic on December 30, 2009.
Michael Carrick happy to plug defensive gaps
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says that he would be happy to fill in as a defender amid a shortage of options for manager Louis van Gaal.
Nov 4, 00:59
Chris Smalling of Manchester United leaves the field after receiving a red card by Referee Michael Oliver during the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester City on November 2, 2014
Tactical Analysis: Manchester City vs. Manchester United - Down to the small(ing) details
Sports Mole analyses the tactics involved as the blue half of Manchester triumph in a crucial derby.
Nov 3, 16:30
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Manchester United Daily Digest: Is the team improving?
Sports Mole rounds up the latest news and talking points from Manchester United.
Nov 3, 14:34
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's Michael Carrick: 'Our points tally is not good enough'
Michael Carrick says that Manchester United's points tally in the Premier League is "not good enough" following Sunday's defeat to Manchester City.
Nov 3, 07:06
Marcos Rojo of Manchester United receives treatment during the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester City on November 2, 2014
Louis van Gaal awaiting Marcos Rojo injury update
Louis van Gaal reveals that he does not expect Marcos Rojo to feature again for Manchester United before the international break as his defensive injury problems worsen.
Nov 2, 16:25
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