Tag Archives: Carrick

Manchester United’s Tactics: How It Works

Manchester United may have lost to one of Jose Mourinho’s classic smash-and-grab strategies, but their form prior to the match against Chelsea was one of the best in the league: winning 6 straight Premier League games, albeit sandwiching an FA … Continue reading

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Alex Keble argues on FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone blog, why at Euro 2012, England should start Manchester United’s Michael Carrick ahead of midfield competitors Scott Parker and Gareth Barry of Tottenham and league champions Manchester City respectively.

Note that Carrick hasn’t been included in the England’s Euro 2012 squad after he got frustrated at only playing a bit-part role over his whole international career, and wouldn’t return to the fold unless as a key player.

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Wigan 1-0 Manchester United

Going into this match, it never looked likely that an upset was on the cards. Even though Wigan were playing their best football of the season and had a record of 2 draws 2 wins and 1 loss in the … Continue reading

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