Who are the five most underrated Premier League players?

Football seems to be turning more and more into an individual sport. With individual votes such as the Ballon D’or growing each year, and now the introduction of “the best FIFA” awards. Even Spain seemed to become more Ronaldo v Messi than Real v Barca at one point. Football still holds similar rules and regulations […]

Mkhitaryan may get Mourinho nod for Manchester United’s clash with Burnley

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not a forgotten man and is still adapting to life in English football. United manager Mourinho has to contend with concerns over the fitness of Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Anthony Martial ahead of the home Premier League clash with Burnley this weekend. And with Eric Bailly […]

VIDEO: Q&A with Manchester United midfielder – best game, goal, first car, Scholes…

Michael Carrick wears the super-soft PUMA King and has filmed exclusive PUMA Football club training videos. Head to Facebook.com/PUMAfootball for more training ground questions with Carrick’s PUMA Football Club team mate Adam Lallana. Check back soon for Mikel Arteta and Steven Caulker’s answers #PUMAFC

Manchester United’s Midfield: Needing Something Other

For the past one hundred summers (or thereabouts), the transfer window for United fans has played out like a clever analogy for unparalleled frustration; with nothing remotely central-midfieldy to celebrate. But for a club who supposedly don’t have, haven’t had, or even seemingly got all that close to buying, any one of the best central […]

PICTURE: Just how many players have kissed Manchester United’s badge?

Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Nani, Michael Carrick, Danny Welbeck, Ravel Morrison, Javier Hernandez and Shinji Kagawa have all kissed Manchester United’s badge over recent years.

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 […]

Michael Carrick’s Understated Brilliance for Manchester United

Many of the club’s fans do not rate him, opposition fans mock him, most pundits fail to spot his brilliance, and Roy Hodgson rates Jordan Henderson higher than him. Yes, Michael Carrick is one of the most underrated footballers in the Barclays Premier League. Expectations were sky high for a player signed following the departure […]

STATS: Manchester United’s pass master and Rio’s clearances

Passes 1. Michael Carrick 115/126 – 91.3% 2. Morgan Schneiderlin 57/64 – 89.1% 3. Steven Davis 56/60 – 93.3% 4. Nemanja Vidic 51/58 – 87.9% 5. Tom Cleverley 50/53 – 94.3% Manchester United 518/587 – 88.2% Southampton 402/487 – 82.5% Attacking third passes 1. Michael Carrick 25/29 – 86.2% 2. Antonio Valencia 18/23 – 78.3% […]

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