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MessagePosté le: Mar 13 Mar - 06:55 (2018)    Sujet du message: Michael Carrick to retire: Was Manchester United's midfield Répondre en citant

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sbo333 Michael Carrick has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season. His years of service will be fondly remembered at Manchester United, but did English football ever truly embrace his qualities?

He has won five Premier League titles, one Champions League and six other major trophies. He has been described as "the best English player in the game" by Sir Alex Ferguson and made nearly 500 appearances for Manchester United. But as Michael Carrick announces he will call time on his playing career at the end of the season, it is difficult to ignore the feeling that his talents were underappreciated.

It is 12 years now since he swapped Tottenham for Manchester United in a deal worth close to £19m. He became the fifth-most expensive player in their history and many wondered whether he was up to it. Carrick was an elegant passer but was he tough enough? Was he authoritative enough? And did he score enough goals? sbo333

Perceptions were shaped by comparisons to the all-action Roy Keane, whose No 16 shirt he inherited, and the doubts persisted even after Carrick helped United to three consecutive Premier League titles and that famous Champions League triumph in 2008. Carrick was a quiet character and largely unsung figure in a team of stars.

"Straight away and over the following years, even amongst my friends and even when we were winning leagues, there were challenges to convince people about how good a player Michael was, and how important he was to the team," said Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville before Carrick's Manchester United testimonial last year.

"Those battles never took place within the dressing room, though. One of the biggest compliments you can pay Michael is that the team-mates around him had huge appreciation for him. He made everybody play better." Carrick did the "unseen things", added Neville. "The sign of a good player is that they always look in control. Michael was always in control."

Carrick has been particularly important for his midfield partners. Paul Scholes used to talk up the security Carrick provided behind him, and he has been similarly influential for Paul Pogba more recently. "I listen to his advice," Pogba said in September, "every time, before a game, he comes to talk to me and he will ask me things and keep me calm. He is a mentor to me and someone I look up to." sbo333
 


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Ten games which shaped the 2017/18 Premier League season
 
sbo666 Chelsea 2-3 Burnley (August 12)
Antonio Conte would have expected Chelsea's Premier League title defence to get off to a winning start against Burnley at Stamford Bridge, but what played out was to set the tone for both teams' seasons.

Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (August 28)
Was this the first sign of Arsene Wenger's reign coming to an end at Arsenal? Despite speculation surrounding the futures of both Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger started both, leaving new signing Alexandre Lacazette out.

Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool (September 10)
Unbeaten in their first three games of the season, Pep Guardiola's side sent out a statement of intent with comprehensive 5-0 win over 10-man Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

West Brom 0-4 Chelsea (November 18)
The pressure was building on Tony Pulis at West Brom after a run of 10 games without a win, stretching back to August 22, and with Chelsea in town things were not getting much easier for the beleaguered Baggies boss.

Manchester United 1-2 City (December 10)
The pressure was on Man Utd to breathe life into their flailing title challenge as rivals City visited Old Trafford for the first Manchester derby of the season. But things did not go to plan for Jose Mourinho as goals in either half from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi saw City clinch a record 14th consecutive top-flight win to open up an ominous 11-point gap just 16 games into the season.

Liverpool 4-3 Man City (January 14)
Could Man City follow in the footsteps of Arsenal's Invincibles and go through the season unbeaten? Not on Liverpool's watch! Klopp's side brought City's unbeaten domestic run to a shuddering halt. sbo666

Arsenal 0-3 Man City (March 1)
Four days after meeting in the Carabao Cup final, Manchester City triumphed by the same scoreline as first-half goals from Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane underlined the gulf between the two sides.

Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham (April 1)
Tottenham ended their 28-year Stamford Bridge hoodoo as Dele Alli struck twice in a 3-1 win to severely dent Chelsea's top-four hopes. Not since the days of Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne had Spurs triumphed at the Bridge and their first Premier League win at the ground came the hard way having fallen behind to Alvaro Morata's opener.

Manchester United 0-1 West Brom (April 15)
Man City were on the brink of the title following a 3-1 win at Tottenham and only rivals Manchester United could prolong Guardiola's wait for a first league championship in England. However, the wait was over as West Brom secured a third Premier League title for City with an unlikely 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Swansea 0-1 Southampton (May 8)
The battle to beat the drop was threatening to go all the way to the final day of the season until substitute Manolo Gabbiadini's goal 17 minutes from time at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea and Southampton started the evening on the same number of points and after what was a nervy encounter in south Wales, the Italian's strike went a long way to securing Southampton's Premier League status. sbo666



 


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