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'We Failed To Celebrate Michael Carrick More' Video Is Remarkable, He's Always Been Underappreciated

Daniel Marland

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'We Failed To Celebrate Michael Carrick More' Video Is Remarkable, He's Always Been Underappreciated

A compilation which claims Manchester United legend Michael Carrick isn't celebrated enough has gone viral and it's a sensational watch.

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The former England international spent 12 years at Old Trafford as a player and he played a key role in their success throughout the 2000s and early 2010s.

Carrick's ability to control the tempo of a game was underrated until he hung up his boots in 2018.

Regularly partnering Paul Scholes in midfield, Carrick thrived when using space on the pitch to his advantage. Carrick knew when to make his movements count and it helped United dominate.

He was unlike any other England had at their disposal and despite winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League, he only made 34 appearances for his country.

The calm nature of his game was overlooked by a number of managers, who opted for more extravagant options in the middle of the park.

It's almost criminal upon reflection. Carrick also won two League Cups, the FA Cup and the Europa League in his decorated career.

Fans have reacted to the video and they believe Carrick deserves to be look at as one of the finest of his generation.

One commented: "He should be dining at Sergio Busquets' table idk why he isn't."

Another said: " If I could bring any player back for United right now, then it’d be him."

A third tweeted: "He was so underrated and that kind of deep laying player maker wasn't appreciated back then."

While someone put: "I could watch this all day, he could slice teams apart."

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Sir Alex Ferguson bought Carrick from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006 and always adored him. The legendary Scot would even go on to call Carrick the best English player around.

He told BT Sport in 2014, a year after he retired: "I think Michael's the best central midfielder in English football. I think he's the best English player in the game."

Carrick stayed at United as a coach and worked under managers Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Following Solskjaer's sacking in November, Carrick had a short stint as caretaker manager and went unbeaten in three games.

He chose to step down as coach on December 2 and he left United with immediate effect, bringing a 15 year association with the Red Devils to an end.

Featured Image Credit: @ClancyAFC/Twitter

Topics: Michael Carrick, Manchester United, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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