PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United Honours

16. Michael Carrick

Birthdate:28 Jul 1981
Birthplace:Wallsend, North Shields
Position:Midfielder
Appearances355
Goals Scored22
Joined United:31 Jul 2006
United Debut:23 Aug 2006 v Charlton (A)
International:England

late-season collapse meant Manchester City nabbed the title in the dying seconds of the campaign.

Remarkably, since joining United in 2006, Michael has only lost out in a league title race by one point (to Chelsea in 2009/2010) and goal difference (to Manchester City in 2011/2012).

Carrick's calmness under pressure and pin-point passing has become integral to the present iteration of Manchester United. His contribution only sporadically extends to goalscoring – with occasionally spectacular results – but in his primary role of screening the defence, intercepting passes and probing against well-drilled opposing ranks, Carrick is one of the modern game's leading exponents.

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