A pass master, his ability - not only to keep possession and pick out the right pass - but to stay calm under pressure, was vital for his temporary defensive role.
Appearances/goals: Premier League 22(8)/3; Carling Cup 4(1)/1; Champions League 6(2)/1' Community Shield 1/0
Season soundbite: “The back four that finished the West Ham game – Giggsy, Patrice, me and Fletch – was funny, but you have to deal with it.” - Michael Carrick
In a word: Carrickbauer
Michael didn't reach his own high standards, but still showed his team value...
Finest moment Against West Ham with some defensive reshuffling needed, Carrick replaced the injured Gary Neville in the first half and took up central defensive duties. The scores were locked at 0-0 at this point and it seemed like being a difficult afternoon at Upton Park. But