UK time is: 13:39:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dropping back?

Few would have Michael Carrick down as a central defender, although this is something that Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to do this season if needed.

Carrick has been needed as a makeshift central defender during pre-season and with United short of central defenders Sir Alex has hinted that the midfielder could be deployed in such a role this season.

His qualities are better suited to a central midfield role but he also has the defensive capabilities to fill in if and when needed, although you wouldn't want this as a regular thing would you? Not only as this isn't his preferred position but also as it wouldn't see the best of his abilities utilised by United.

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Join Vital Man United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2012

Time: 9:28AM

Your Comments

Could this be a cunning ploy by Sir Alex to stop his constant back passing
MotorMad
He can't tackle for ***** and can only intercept and he's far from a dominant force in the air, no way can he play as a CB not even a makeshift one, players breeze past him far too easily. We tried him there before when we had injury problems in the past and it cost us the league. Fergie does make some strange tactical choices sometimes. If Fergie feels we need a CB then sign one, don't use makeshift alternatives as they never really work out.
TheFamousNo7
Also, what is our policy in the market nowadays? We're looking to sign players in positions where we're already strong and have an abundance of talent e.g. RVP when we already have Rooney, Hernandez and Welbeck & Moura/Hazard when we already have Nani, Valencia and Young for out wide whilst Kagawa is also capable out wide. Shouldn't we be looking to strengthen where we're either weak, have injury problems or need to add depth namely the fullback and central midfield positions. Why so vocal about our transfer targets also? We've never been so vocal and obvious in the past and due to it we're losing our transfer targets.
TheFamousNo7
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Target Another Midfielder (Wednesday December 17 2014)

It`s Yeovil for United in Round 3 (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Jones Back in the United Fold (Wednesday December 17 2014)

United`s De Gea is Staying! (Wednesday December 17 2014)

United Transfer Talk (16/12/14) (Tuesday December 16 2014)

United`s De Gea`s Up With the Best (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Title Talk (2) (Tuesday December 16 2014)

More Suitors for United`s Januzaj (Monday December 15 2014)

Come On, Let`s Not Kid Ourselves! (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 16 12 3 1 +23 39
2. Man City 16 11 3 2 +19 36
3. Man Utd 16 9 4 3 +12 31
4. West Ham 16 8 4 4 +8 28
5. Southampton 16 8 2 6 +12 26
6. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 +9 26
7. Spurs 16 7 3 6 -2 24

Breaking League News

Video - Bentaleb's Moment In History
Spurs : 19/12/2014 13:28:00
Liverpool v Arsenal Match Preview
Arsenal : 19/12/2014 13:21:00
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley
Spurs : 19/12/2014 13:17:00
Benteke Sorry For Transfer Request To AVFC
Aston Villa : 19/12/2014 13:07:00
Dooomed! Mystic v Lawro. Villa v Man Utd
Aston Villa : 19/12/2014 12:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Liverpool?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 74%
Jones 2%
Carrick 2%
Evans 2%
Valencia 4%
Fellaini 0%
Rooney 4%
Young 2%
Mata 4%
Van Persie 0%
Wilson 0%
Herrera 0%
Falcao 4%
McNair 2%