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The Guardian Dec 19, 2014
Manchester United’s Michael Carrick is lauded by Louis van Gaal

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick is lauded by Louis van Gaal

The versatile 33-year-old’s return from injury and United’s six-game winning run appear to be no coincidenceThe importance of Michael Carrick to Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United was illustrated Friday’s before Saturday’s trip to Aston Villa when the manager twice billed him as “my captain” when asked of his qualities.“He is my captain so he brings a lot of experience but also a lot of composure,” Van Gaal said. “I can use him in different positions and I like that. Because he is my captain he can transfer my philosophy on the pitch.”
The Guardian Dec 14, 2014
Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool: five talking points | Jamie Jackson

Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool: five talking points | Jamie Jackson

Manchester United still have outside chance of title, while Rodgers needs to focus on substance over style• Match report: Manchester United 3-0 LiverpoolBeforehand Michael Carrick was asked by United Review what the club magazine termed a “simple question: are we in the title race?” The midfielder said: “If we are in and around the top by Christmas or January then we are right in there with a chance.” Well, with Saint Nicholas due down chimneys in 11 days this was United’s sixth consecutive league victory ahead of the final match before the big day, Saturday’s visit of Aston...
Carrick: Man Utd have a lot to improve on

Carrick: Man Utd have a lot to improve on

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is refusing to get carried away despite the Reds' five-match winning run.
Carrick: Midweek clash is perfect way to build on Hull momentum

Carrick: Midweek clash is perfect way to build on Hull momentum

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he's looking forward to playing a midweek fixture again when Stoke visit Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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