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Selling Carrick? Now That's Just Stupid

OK, so Michael Carrick did not play well at Burnley. He missed a penalty and did not exert any authority over the game, failed to show any leadership and was indeed culpable for the pathetic defeat. That is true.

He was omitted from the squad for the visit to Wigan - and he watched from the stands as we beat Birmingham on the opening day, too.

That, obviously, means that Fergie is going to sell him, that he's disappointed with his contribution and skills, that he believes Carrick is not fit to play for United. Therefore, he'll offer him plus cash in exchange for Luka Modric.

Well this is the most ridiculous rumour I have read this summer. United won the league three times in a row in the last three years and we got to two Champions League finals, winning one. Carrick was, throughout, a key player. He contributed massively to all these successes: it is quite ridiculous to suggest he was a passenger. In central midfield you cannot play every game and be a passenger. Or you can but the results will show that. United's results, on the other hand, were excellent, with Carrick in the side, in the most important area of the field.

He's not a Roy Keane, true. He was, probably, overpriced. He is NOT the man to turn to when things are not going well, he's not going to grab a game by the scruff of the neck to turn it around. He needs other, different players to complement his skills; he's no Wayne Rooney. But in a finely tuned system it is possible to play to his strengths (vision, anticipation and passing) which Fergie knows only too well. After all, he was the one who granted him the opportunities to show his worth. And whatever the doubters say, Carrick took these chances.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 25 2009

Time: 10:24PM

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shame,i would have him back in a heartbeat!
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26/08/2009 09:47:00

Really rate Michael Carrick. Was very impressed with his assurance last season, and it would be ridiculous to let him go.
Man utd champions
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26/08/2009 12:16:00

ill maintain the opinion he's good, but there are better more consistent players that i would rather see in a united shirt
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26/08/2009 13:30:00

He's technically great but lacks the muscle we need in midfield shouldn't sell him though.
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26/08/2009 15:10:00

I've never thought he was good enough to wear a Utd shirt.
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26/08/2009 20:23:00

Carrick is good, but I think this rumor only came up because United seem to lack creativity in midfield.
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27/08/2009 02:28:00

not going to happen.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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27/08/2009 10:31:00

I think he is not good enough for important team like MAN UNITED
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29/08/2009 18:27:00

I think he is not good enough for important team like MAN UNITED
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29/08/2009 18:28:00

whitey what would be the point of getting Carrick back but losing Luka?one step forward,to steps back methinks.
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29/08/2009 21:20:00


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