Michael Carrick

Position: Defensive midfielder
Team: Manchester United
Born: July 28, 1981 (age 33)
Hometown: Wallsend, England
Height: 6'2"
Nationality: English
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
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is mobbed by team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United on November 2, 2014
Result: Sergio Aguero wins derby for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero scores the only goal of the match as Manchester City beat 10-man Manchester United in the Premier League.
Nov 2, 15:23
Chris Smalling of Manchester United leaves the field after receiving a red card from referee Michael Oliver during the Barclays Premier League match against Manchester City on November 2, 2014
Half-Time Report: Manchester City, 10-man Manchester United goalless at break
Manchester United have Chris Smalling sent off in a goalless first half of Premier League football against local rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Nov 2, 14:18
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
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