Former Red Devils fullback Gary Neville lauds Michael Carrick for his cerebral central midfield decision making and seemingly limitless energy. He closes down passing lanes, rotates fluidly with his midfield/defender compatriots, and basically always puts himself in prime position to make things easier for all his surrounding teammates in the middle of the field. He is vital for United.
Most of what Carrick does won’t show up in the stat book, so Neville’s analysis (as is quickly becoming the norm) is both outstanding and thought provoking. Enjoy: