Fan reaction to Michael Carrick’s performance vs Hull City

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was back to his composed and brilliant best against Hull City on Saturday.

Carrick missed the early months of Louis van Gaal‘s time in charge of the club with injury and returned earlier this month against Manchester City, filling in at centre-back.

Today, Carrick was influential alongside Ander Herrera in midfield as the pair controlled the match with Herrera’s short passing and movement key whilst Carrick sat deep and pulled out some of his signature long range passes.

Most notably his ball over the top for Robin van Persie in the second half brought back memories of Carrick of two years ago when he was superb in United’s last Premier League title and Carrick’s importance to the team wasn’t lost on supporters.

With Daley Blind out injured, Carrick’s vision and experience is much needed alongside the youth and exuberance of Ander Herrera next to him.

Carrick sat deep with Fellaini which allowed Herrera to influence the game higher up the field and it would be a surprise to see Carrick drop out of the team on Tuesday night.


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