August 2013After enjoying arguably his best season in a red shirt during the last campaign, it was hardly surprising to see Carrick start United’s opening seven games. Indeed, the Reds' no.16 has been a virtual ever-present so far in the campaign.
A consistent performer, Carrick struggled to recapture the dizzy heights he reached last season during September. However, an impressive run-out against Bayer Leverkusen suggested Carrick would be soon be back at his optimum level.
Michael started the month with a solid display for United in Donetsk, before doing a similar job as 'anchorman' for England against Poland. After helping the Reds defeat Stoke in the league at Old Trafford, United still found themselves in eighth place in the table. However, the Newcastle-born midfielder spoke of how he and his team-mates would not be worrying about their position and he hoped victory against the Potters would prove to be a springboard for the rest of the campaign.
The midfielder played the full 90 minutes of the crucial 1-0 victory over Arsenal but it was to be his only appearance of November, as