appreciation for his efforts were being placed on record by both his team-mates and the fans.
The following campaign of 2013/14 was a tough one for both the player and club. With the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson after 26 years in the Old Trafford hot-seat, David Moyes was the man now in charge of the nation's most successful side and 'change' was the buzz-word in and around the Aon Training Complex.
As one of the club's most consistent performers over previous seasons, it was unsurprising to see Carrick as a regular in Moyes' starting XI. However, he struggled to recapture the form of the previous season as the Reds started the campaign in sluggish fashion. An Achilles injury, picked up in November, didn't help Carrick's cause and although he was back in the starting line-up by the festive period, he was far from his swaggering best. Thankfully, his form improved as the season went on but Michael couldn't prevent a trophy-less end to the season. Still, with Carrick's experience and no-how, he will undoubtedly be determined to right a few wrongs in the 2014/15 season as the club begins a new era under Louis van Gaal.