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Van Gaal says defensive midfielder a priority for Manchester United

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has made signing a defensive midfielder a priority for next season. The Dutchman believes the team lacks sufficient depth in that area of the pitch, and expects to address the situation. While Michael Carrick has been dependable in the role throughout his nine-season at Old Trafford, United have been forced to play without the 33-year-old at...
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Manchester United: Replacing Carrick is vital this summer

Michael Carrick has been an important Manchester United player for a long time. Michael Carrick has arguably been the most important player this season for Manchester United, with the exception of David de Gea.  When Carrick plays, Manchester United are much more likely to win, and when he is absent from the line up, the team is noticeably weaker.  Carrick controls Manchester...
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Carrick ruled out of Manchester United's final three games of season

Michael Carrick will not play again for Manchester United this season because of a calf injury. Carrick has not played since suffering the injury against Manchester City on April 12. It was hoped that the midfielder would return, but he has no chance of featuring in the final three games of the season, Louis van Gaal said. "Carrick shall not play this season any more," the United...
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Louis van Gaal: Injury update on Carrick, van Persie and Blind

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal reveals a number of key players will not feature against Chelsea. Midfielder Michael Carrick joins Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo on the sidelines but striker Robin van Persie could be in the squad to face Jose Mourinho's men on Saturday. "Carrick is injured, he cannot play," van […]
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester United:Recap following FA Cup exit

Following Manchester United’s 2-1 loss at home to Arsenal, the team has now gone two successive seasons without a trophy. While few expected United to actually compete for the Premier League title, the FA Cup was supposed to be their way out of all the miseries they have been facing. Unfortunately for United fans, this was not the case. Louis van Gaal now has to shift his focus...
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Man United midfielder Carrick out for four weeks with muscle injury

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for around four weeks with a ruptured muscle. Carrick was injured during pre-season and missed the start of the campaign before returning for the Manchester derby, which saw United lose 1-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 2. The 33-year-old has played 14 times in total for Louis van Gaal’s side...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Midfielder Michael Carrick eyes Manchester United title challenge

Michael Carrick insists Manchester United should be targeting the title and not just the top four this year. United made it seven wins from eight matches by beating Newcastle United on Boxing Day but remain 10 points behind Chelsea and seven shy of second-place Manchester City. While many of the Old Trafford faithful believe a Champions League place is a more realistic aim, Carrick...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick Out For 10-12 Weeks

Manchester United defensive midfielder Michael Carrick had surgery on his ankle this morning and will be out of action for 10-12 weeks, according to the club. The 32 year-old midfielder injured his ankle during pre-season training. When asked how long he would be sidelined for, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said, “A long time.” The news was revealed during van...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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