Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Carrick Will Grow As A Player

Carrick Will Grow As A Player

Frank Lampard senior, who coached Michael Carrick at West Ham, says he will grow as a player at Manchester United.

Carrick, who is on the verge of a £18.7million move to Old Trafford as he has apparently passed his medical, should be unveiled in red any day soon.

Lampard told BBC Sport:

'No disrespect to Spurs but he will have to push himself at United because he's stepping up a level and there will be demands on him all the time. When you're training with world-class players every day, you learn from them. If you have got the capabilities - which Michael certainly has - then you adapt and lift your level.'

He also says that he will become 'more of an all-round player.' Adding 'He might be asked to get forward more and score goals, or become more of a ball winner. Having worked closely with him, I know he's capable of doing that. It was clear from the first time I saw Michael train that he was a rare talent. The main thing that struck me about him was he always looked like he had time on the ball. That might not sound like much, but it's something only a few players have.'


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

Writer:Cantona
Date:Monday July 31 2006
Time: 7:43PM

Comments

0
Carrick is quality and will become a world class player. I think you've overpaid but he will prove his value in the long run. The trouble is that do Man Utd have the time needed to build with Chelsea's finances able to finance a re-structuring in one season if necessary? I read in The Sun (I know...) that after sponsorship etc Abramovich has 'only' lost £53m on Chelsea which is nothing to him (a years interest in his bank account) - meaning that they have plenty more left to spen if required.
andleics
31/07/2006 21:20:00
0
18.7 million for a player who cost spurs just over 2 million, i bet they are laughing all the way to the bank!
green giant 12
01/08/2006 00:07:00
0
I think in this day 18.7 for an England squad player at 25 is a good price
Tel Boy
01/08/2006 05:30:00
0
feank senior talkes as much crap as his son does and is in the papers.
jol ie good
01/08/2006 09:02:00
0
Carrick is class make no mistake but this is just fantastic business for Spurs! We can rebuild the weaker areas of our team without touching a penny of our own money! As for replacing MC as many have already said we have at least 3 players that can do that already! Thanks Man U - enjoy him!
comeonyouspurs
01/08/2006 10:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew’s Threat to Haye

Recent Manchester United Articles

Rooney to Leave Old Trafford by Tuesday

As the Chinese transfer window closure draws nearer.

United Linked to Brazilian Striker

Lurking on the media this morning is the inference, coming from Brazil, that Manchester United are taking an interest in a young striker.

United Take 20-Man Squad to Saint Etienne

Manchester United are hoping that the second leg of the last-32 Europa League, away to Saint-Etienne this Wednesday, is nothing more than a formality.

Galatasaray Winger Wants Old Trafford Move

This morning, a piece of transfer gossip mentions the name of Manchester United in its opening gambit.

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)

Saint-Etienne v United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Home Win!0%
Away Win!100%
Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
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)

Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 4:30PM : Southampton (H)
Capital One Cup
Mar 4 2017 12:30PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2017 1:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 12:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.ForeverUnited1
2.Arthur Frog1
Vital Football Comment