Carrick: In His Own Words
"I knew it (joining United) was a big chance for me. I've been trying to take everything on board from day one."
"I came here to win things, simple as that. It was a big challenge to come to a place like this and succeed and become a better player and learn. I've certainly done that and to win trophies like we have is great."
"I nearly snapped the gaffer's hand off when he offered it (United's number 16 shirt, formerly worn by Roy Keane)."
"It was a whole new experience, being top of the league and coping with all the pressures that came with it. But obviously I'd
rather have that than the pressure at West Ham, when we were in the bottom three."
Carrick: In The Words of Others
"He can give a feeling of well-being within the team when he takes the ball. Where other players might want to rush, he takes his time a little bit more. It's hard to describe but he can take the sting out of the game, but also keep the pace of it up."
"I feel comfortable alongside him. He's got all the capabilities of a top midfielder."
"Michael is one of those unassuming quiet guys, who just goes about his job and never gives the