STATS: Why Manchester United midfielder deserves PFA award

Ahead of the PFA Awards on Sunday night we’ve used ProZone data to analyse Carrick’s passing compared to the average midfielder and make a case for him winning on Sunday. The data shows…

•Carrick has completed 2501 passes this season, the highest in the league
•He has an 82.4% success rate for forward passes, compared to the average Premier League midfielder’s 72.8% success rate
•He makes 73.3 successful passes in a match, compared to the average Premier League midfielder’s 37.7 successful passes

“It’s a great honour to be nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award by my fellow professionals,” said Carrick. “It’s been a great season for Manchester United and being nominated for The PFA player of the year award as well as winning the league caps a wonderful season for me.”

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