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Michael Carrick’s First Ever Interview Showed He Was Always Destined To Be A Champion

Michael Carrick’s First Ever Interview Showed He Was Always Destined To Be A Champion

Michael Carrick was always destined for the top, as his interview on Live and Kicking aged just 13-years-old proves.

The Manchester United coach reached the very top of the sport during his playing days at Old Trafford, having previously impressed at both West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.

He made 464 appearances for the Old Trafford club, winning the Premier League on five occasions, the Champions League, Europa League, Club World Cup, FA Cup and two League Cups.

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The midfielder actually started picking up silverware aged just 17 when he helped West Ham win the FA Youth Cup but it was clear even before then he was going to make it.

At just 13 he made an appearance on BBC, then just a kid playing for Wallsend Boys Club, and it's wonderful:

Carrick's coach points out that the teenager's strengths are in his balance, awareness of what's around him and how quick he is to see an opportunity.

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Those were three of the attributes that helped the England international reach the very top levels and Carrick himself talks about how much he enjoys giving the ball to other players to score, which was definitely a highlight of his career, with his excellent passing ability.

The youngster talks about all the clubs who have shown interest in him, including Newcastle United who he supported and West Ham, who he eventually signed for.

An older young Carrick playing for West Ham. Image: PA Images
An older young Carrick playing for West Ham. Image: PA Images

Carrick is now a member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's coaching side at Old Trafford and has helped the side reach the top of the table.

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The two former United stars were joined by Darren Fletcher recently in the back room staff, and having all these serial winners at the club is clearly working for the team.

On Wednesday night they went back to the top of the table with a win over Fulham. Local rivals Manchester City earlier in the night had gone top, ahead of Leicester City who went there the previous evening, with their win over Aston Villa.

United needed a stunning goal from Paul Pogba to beat the Cottagers, and it was certainly worthy of top spot.

A 13-year-old Carrick certainly would have been impressed, mind you the 39-year-old version would have been too!

Featured Image Credit: BBC Archive

Topics: Spurs, Football News, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Premier League, England, West Ham United, West Ham, Michael Carrick

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