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Carrick Not Afraid Of Hargreaves

Carrick Not Afraid Of Hargreaves

Michael Carrick does not have a problem with Fergie's knack for rotating - in fact he's enjoying the competition.

Paul Scholes and Carrick were the prominent figures in United's midfield this season but John O'Shea and Darren Fletcher also got their opportunities. The possible arrival of Owen Hargreaves would mean there's an even greater fight for first-team slots but it's a challenge Carrick's not hiding from.

'While there is competition for places at United, there is no rivalry in any way,' Carrick said.

'We all get on well and the manager tends to change things around. That's fine, it keeps you on your toes and at your best. Even in training you have to be on top of your game.

'That's a good thing because when you come into a match you are always sharp and raring to go.'

It's a strictly personal opinion but I feel Carrick did a lot to justify his fee that pundits were blasting throughout the first two months of his career. The former Tottenham man is pleased with his displays but vowed to improve as the season's accelerating toward it's decisive phases.

'I have made quite a contribution in terms of games played and am happy with that. It has gone pretty well.

'We are in a good place in the table after the festive programme and that is encouraging.

'From a personal point of view, there is always more to come and I need to improve. I am working hard to do that.


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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday January 6 2007
Time: 2:47PM

Comments

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he will lose his place to hargreaves he will be used as back up
rooneyisgod
06/01/2007 21:24:00
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True but only if Scholes stays fit!
woodpecker9
07/01/2007 11:48:00
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Hargreaves could cover for Neville too!
woodpecker9
07/01/2007 11:49:00
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yeh i expect him to play there some of the time
rooneyisgod
07/01/2007 17:26:00
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which means I guess he is to some degree....Hargreaves will take his place away from him ..for a while anyway...
ernshaw
08/01/2007 11:03:00
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agree!
woodpecker9
08/01/2007 11:08:00
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Bet carric is *****ting it at the prospect of losing out, can't see them being in the same side!!!!
BaldyYid
08/01/2007 16:00:00
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Is hargreaves really worth £20m?
Adilson
08/01/2007 22:07:00
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Get off Carrick's back, he's playing well. Baldy, am I correct in saying you are a Spurs fan? Cause somehow it's not unexpected for me to see Spurs fans criticise Carrick...
midlothian99
09/01/2007 11:41:00
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hes just gutted they dont have carrick no more
rooneyisgod
09/01/2007 14:54:00
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