Michael Carrick Said 'For Two Years I Was Depressed After The Defeat In Champions League Final'

Submitted by content on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 06:59

Former Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he suffers from depression two years after the red devils lost to Barcelona in the final table in the 2009 Champions League. Carrick says the 2-0 defeat triggered the "biggest low" of his career. It culminated, the 37-year-old says, at the World Cup in South Africa in the year 2010.

"It was my dream to be in a World Cup, but the truth is that I would not be there. I would be home," said the English international. Carrick alleges himself for the defeat in the Champions League in Rome and after he gave away the ball in the build-up to Barca's opening goal. In an interview, he said, "I beat myself over that goal,"

MOURINHO’S TIME AT UNITED UP?

Submitted by content on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:10

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho surely has limited time to spend at Old Trafford. This is his third year at the helm, and there are clouds gathering over his long term future. Unlike Pep Guardiola, who has used the investments available to him to cement City as European contenders, Mourinho is still sorting out even the smallest of issues.

True, the club has sort of stabilized since he took over. Heck, they finished in second place last season. However the style of play has been continually despised by the fans. With United failing to lift any trophy last season, there were murmurs. This time the Portuguese tactician has to get it right, else his time could really be up.

Michael Carrick As Coach Of First Team Of Man United

Submitted by content on Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:44

Andreas Pereira of Manchester United stated that learning from Coach Michael Carrick is easy and effective. Andreas revealed that Carrick has been helping him in training so that his future in Manchester United would be secure. He stated that the new club assistant makes it easy for new players to follow his lead.

Andreas is a 22-year-old player who is playing at Old Trafford after he was given on loan for a season at Valencia. He hopes to impress Jose Mourinho and hopefully the tour of the team in the US would reveal his abilities and how well the Carrick, the first team coach, has been carrying out his duties. Pereira stated that the manager had asked him which position he will play in and he has chosen to be at No 6. He will do his best and everyone is helping out as well, including Carrick. Every training session is with him and that is important, along with advice and guidance from other coaches.

Jose Mourinho Confirms Midfield Plans Amid Michael Carrick Retirement

Submitted by content on Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:04

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club have plans in place to bolster the midfield with both Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini due to leave Old Trafford. Carrick has already announced his decision to end his playing career in the summer and shortly after, he is expected to take up a coaching role under Mourinho.

Abdoulaye Doucoure Eyed By Manchester United As Potential Michael Carrick Replacement

Submitted by content on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:18

Manchester United had reportedly sent scouts to keep a close watch on Abdoulaye Doucoure during Watford’s Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend. The Frenchman has emerged as the Hornet’s leading scorer this term with seven goals, and his progress has caught the eye of the Premier League’s elite.

Jose Mourinho plans to make Michael Carrick a better coach

Submitted by content on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:51

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expressed his pleasure of having Michael Carrick back in the starting line-up. The 36-year-old made his first appearance since September as he captained the Red Devils during the fourth-round FA Cup win over Yeovil Town.

Following the 4-0 triumph, Mourinho was pleased to have Carrick back in the first-team mix, though he admits that the club will miss him at the end of the season, when he is set to call time on his playing career. Despite this, Mourinho is delighted to have the midfielder in a coaching capacity from the next campaign, and he want to help in the progress of becoming a better coach.

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United striker is 'an animal' in the box

Submitted by content on Fri, 01/26/2018 - 09:45

Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise of summer signing Romelu Lukaku despite his poor form with the Red Devils of late. The Belgium international notched 11 goals in his first 10 appearances for the Mancunian giants, and he had to wait for another eight games before finding the scoresheet against Newcastle United last weekend.

In the lead up to the Brighton game, the United great spoke fondly about Lukaku, who he has labelled as an animal in the box, he told BT Sport: "Lukaku, when he’s on form, is an animal. He’s difficult to play against. If you get the right ball into him, he’s going to score goals. His record up until now, as a young player in the Premier League, has been nothing short of great."

Jose Mourinho Does Not Rule out Michael Carrick for the Campaign

Submitted by content on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:11

Jose Mourinho claims that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick still has a role to play at the club, despite not featuring prominently this season.


The former Tottenham star was named as the club’s captain after the departure of Wayne Rooney at the start of the season. However, he has not been able to enjoy even a single minute of action since being given this role. Even though he has made it to the bench on a few occasions, Carrick has never been utilised by the manager. However, this could change in the midweek action when Manchester United take on Burton Albion in the League Cup.

Speaking ahead of the game, Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that Carrick is no longer part of the regular first-team setup at the club. The Portuguese manager says that the experience and the quality provided by the 36-year-old will be vital, as he prepares for his first competitive match of the season.

Michael Carrick Calls for Patience from Youngsters at United

Submitted by content on Sat, 09/02/2017 - 07:11

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says that the fringe players at the club need to be patient in order to be able to secure regular first-team football under Jose Mourinho.


The Portuguese manager is widely known for not placing faith in the youngsters. Instead, he always tries to go for the experienced players in the transfer market. This attitude has once again been reflected in the summer, as United have signed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea for a mammoth £ 40 million despite being 29-year-old player. Mkhitaryan is the other player over 26 signed by United since the appointment of Jose Mourinho.

35 year old Michael Carrick signs a contract extension with United

Submitted by content on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 07:44

The experienced midfielder Michael Carrick has recently opted to pen a new 1 year contract extension with the Premier League club Manchester United as the veteran player believes that he can push through for at least another season which is a fairly impressive and surprising thing to see for a player who is 35 years old and is nearing the 36 year mark as his birthday is edging nearer.


On July 28, Michael Carrick will be 36 years old but age does not appear to be a factor for the English player who is actually a relatively regular first team player.

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