Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Xavi Displays His Intelligence Again

Xavi Displays His Intelligence Again

It's very refreshing to see that our opponents actually know something about us, even though that of course means they'll have a better chance of winning Wednesday's final. Still, I was pleased to hear Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez talking not about Ronaldo and Rooney but about Michael Carrick.

'Carrick gives United balance and can play defensively too. He passes well, has a good shot and is a complete player. United have a very good midfield at a high level and they're strong physically and technically.'

I often argued that Carrick is given little credit for his stellar work and it's strange that foreigners appreciate him more: remember the Italian press hailing him as 'magnifico' after the 0-0 draw at the San Siro? Now possibly the best central midfielder in the world admits he's wary of his colleague's abilities.

Xavi is very intelligent, both on and off the pitch and his assessment is spot on: Carrick's role will be vital. Hopefully he won't let us down.



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Monday May 25 2009
Time: 10:41PM

Comments

0
It does not surprise me that its Xavi who understands Carrick's importance to utd.Normally,the fans and the British media often make this mistake of judging a player by the goals he has scored but Carrick is that kind of player who would fit perfectly in the spanish or italian league because of the similarities in their playing style.Carrick is very choosy in his passes and doesn'y give the ball away that easily just like the players in the spanish or the italian league.He brings balance to the team just like pirlo of milan nad thats why it is not a surprise that those people understand his style of play better.
abmtd
26/05/2009 08:37:00
0
Where are the members of this forum? Does it have any at all?
JT_daniel
26/05/2009 09:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Everton (a) - Fascinating Stats

Manchester United travels to Goodison Park this Sunday for a Premier League fixture against Everton.

Martial`s Confidence Boost

The midweek win, in the EFL Cup quarter-final tie against West Ham United saw Anthony Martial get back on the score-sheet.

Mourinho on Schweinsteiger Situation

Just what is going on?

Vote For The November Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for November.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v West Ham (EFL Cup)
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea10%
Valencia4%
Rojo0%
Jones0%
Shaw0%
Carrick0%
Herrera4%
Mhitaryan66%
Rooney0%
Martial8%
Ibrahimovic4%
Blind0%
Schweinsteiger4%
Rashford0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 13 10 1 2 31 19
2 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
3 Man City 13 9 3 1 30 17
4 Arsenal 13 8 4 1 28 15
5 Spurs 13 6 6 1 24 9
6 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
7 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
8 Watford 13 5 3 5 18 -4
9 WBA 13 4 5 4 17 1
10 Southampton 13 4 5 4 17 1
11 Stoke 13 4 4 5 16 -5
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Burnley 13 4 2 7 14 -9
14 Leicester City 13 3 4 6 13 -6
15 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
16 West Ham 13 3 3 7 12 -10
17 Crystal Palace 13 3 2 8 11 -5
18 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
19 Swansea 13 2 3 8 9 -10
20 Sunderland 13 2 2 9 8 -11
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 4 2016 4:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment