Manchester United are yet to adequately replace Michael Carrick since his retirement three years ago. This is the opinion of former Manchester United teammate Ashley Young who was on BBC Radio Five Live a few weeks back to talk about his former team and the players in their midfield department.
Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer back to Manchester United after over a decade has not stopped being talked about and it looks like fans will have to get used to hearing stories about the sensational reunion for the next coming weeks or even months. Not only is it being talked about on social media, it is still a big topic off every social media platform as well. One of the major reasons why Ronaldo's return to Manchester United has been as a result of the fact that his signing broke the record of player shirt sales in the history of football. And of course, while everyone is busy having Ronaldo's name on their lips, the Red Devils assistant
Former Manchester United midfielder and the club's current assistant manager, Michael Carrick has revealed that he believes that the club have done enough and have improved massively to the extent that they are now expected to start winning trophies this season.
United finished in second place last season, behind their fierce and neighboring rivals Manchester City, who won the English Premier League title and Carrick believes that they need to do more than they did last season if they are to overtake their neighbors. Their second-place finish was an improvement on their finish the previous season and having made progress in the last couple of months, they are now considered as one of the contenders for the league title.
Manchester United are a club in need of several new signings and even though they are reportedly working on several deals, their fans are expecting them to accelerate their summer transfer businesses. While some clubs are already completing their summer transfers, United can be excised for their slow start into the summer transfer window because their major transfer targets are currently away on international duty with their respective countries. They are said to be keen on signing at least an attacker and a central defender and all the names that have been mentioned as their targets are still at the Euros.
There has been a lot of talks about Manchester United's type credentials and whether or not they can catch up with Manchester City and Liverpool anytime soon. The Red Devils are currently desperate to win the English Premier League title for the first time since their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson last won it back in 2013; the same year he stepped down as the club's manager and retired from management.
The Old Trafford club have signed some top managers in the past but none of those signings helped them to achieve their aim of lifting the league title. The likes of David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, and José Mourinho have all been signed by the club in their bid to return to the apex of English football, but that has not happened.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has revealed that the club's assistant manager, Michael Carrick, has been very helpful to him and equally influential toward his progress at Old Trafford. Fernandes joined the Red Devils in January's winter transfer window of 2020 and has been a revelation of talent since then. Having joined from Portuguese Primera Liga side Sporting Lisbon, he has been the club's best player since his arrival.
And according to the brilliant Portuguese midfield maestro, he has had some help from Carrick, who is also a former midfielder for United. Fernandes, while speaking to the club's official website, said that Carrick has been putting him through a couple of drills that will help improve his game.
Former Manchester United midfielder and current assistant manager Michael Carrick has insisted that the Red Devils can still end the season on a bright note as talks continue to hot up that they have fallen behind in the title race against the noisy neighbors Manchester City. United started the season brightly and looked like they were going to go toe-to-toe with City for the Premier League title but have had major setbacks in the sense that they have drawn games that they should have easily won.
Former Manchester United midfielder who is now one assistant coach to manager Olé Gunnar Solskjær has explained that as long as the Norwegian manager is still the boss at Old Trafford, the team will keep playing attacking football. The Red Devils have come under a lot of criticisms in recent weeks for the way they concede lots of goals, with their defence coming under question in recent weeks.
Much of the criticism on their defensive backline has come as a result of the fact that no other team currently in the top ten has conceded more goals than the Red Devils so far this season. Many people have suggested that they start focusing on the defensive aspect of their game and play a bit more defensively so they would create a balance both in attack and at the back.
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw believes that his coach Michael Carrick deserves more recognition. The England international is adamant that Michael Carrick is massively underrated as he revealed that the Manchester United first team coach could still function well as a player in the Premier League. Michael Carrick, 39, retired as a professional footballer in 2018 and has been a first team coach at Old Trafford since then. He worked with former manager Jose Mourinho before the controversial Portuguese tactician was sacked in December 2018. Michael Carrick continued in his role upon the appointment of former Manchester United teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the new manager. Solskjaer was initially the interim Manchester United boss for some months before the club decided to give him a permanent contract.
Luke Shaw talked to the official Manchester United website about Michael Carrick and David Beckham. According to him, the two Manchester United legends are underrated. Luke Shaw said ex-England national team skipper David Beckham was a little underrated with his achievements during his career and that Michael Carrick was massively underrated. Michael Carrick was not only exceptional for Manchester United, he was also a quality player for the Three Lions of England according to Luke Shaw.
Michael Carrick is a first team coach at Manchester United after he took up the role shortly after his retirement from the round leather game. Carrick, 39, spent over a decade as a player at the Theatre of Dreams and he's now one of the many coaches working with Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Michael Carrick and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were teammates at Manchester Unitedfor a short period of time during the latter stages of the Manchester United manager's playing career at Old Trafford. Michael Carrick left Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester United in 2006 for an initial fee of £14m. The 34-cap England international spent 12 years at Manchester United as a player before hanging up his boots in 2018. In total, he spent 19 years as a professional player for West Ham United, where his professional career began as well as for the aforementioned duo of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Earlier this year, the official website of Manchester United unveiled the best XI players that featured alongside him.
1. Goalkeeper – David De Gea played 186 games with Michael Carrick before the Englishman retired two years ago.
2. Defence–Antonio Valencia (played 206 games with Carrick), Rio Ferdinand (His England teammate played 259 times with Michael Carrick), NemanjaVidic (The Serbian shared the pitch with Carrick on 230 occasions) and Patrice Evra (Evra played 291 times with the Manchester United first team coach).