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Mr. Capello, Keep Ignoring Carrick, Please

England play dire, unimaginative football and unable to keep possession of the ball the way the best international sides do it. So it's a no-brainer to call-up a silky passer who is a key player of the best side in Europe? No, apparently not.

Michael Carrick, despite playing a huge part in United's successes in the last two seasons, is by and large ignored by Capello who prefers the less talented Gareth Barry and of course the two famous ones, Lampard and Gerrard. Mind you, even Jermaine Jenas is ahead of him which is pure madness.

The story a few days ago was that Fergie challenged Carrick to win his place back in the England squad but personally, I'm not sure if that would benefit United. You see, an England player gets lambasted every month by so-called critics who loudly lament over the deficiencies of English players and are under huge pressure from media and fans alike.

The player's got to divide his attention between club and country and it's never good: remember how Beckham's United form dropped when he was appointed captain of England? A constant craving for a place in the international squad, that can do a world of good but actually achieving that target... I don't know.

But I understand if Carrick is frustrated. He's a key player of the European champions, managed by one of the best ever managers in the game. What else should he do to get into a mediocre international side?




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 23 2008

Time: 8:43PM

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perhaps he's just not good enough!
merlin
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23/07/2008 20:50:00

Good point Merlin, perhaps the guy that has been the engine in midfield for two years in which we won 2 leagues, a champions league and a place in an fa cup isnt good enough. Yes, and Lumplard and Barry are i presume.
united4life
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23/07/2008 20:58:00

jus rem man dont get it there own way such as bale hutton an firstly berba all turned ye down
123spurs
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23/07/2008 21:31:00

Carrick is blantantly underrated - even with United, he's rarely mentioned in match reports and so on. But that's fine by me; if you're not being talked about, it works in your advantage, as you can quietly go about doing your job. Still can't understand England though.
Man utd champions
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24/07/2008 10:24:00

123 spurs i wnder how selective your memory is cause i really dont remember any official bids going in for berbatov or hutton.
rooneyisgod
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24/07/2008 20:31:00

Most over-rated English players - Rooney, Barry and Lampard.
R.K
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25/07/2008 17:25:00

Should be given the nod as some stage soon.
storagematt
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28/07/2008 14:15:00

The moment Carrick is picked for the squad, he goes and gets injured! Typical!
Man utd champions
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20/08/2008 10:05:00

 

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