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(Opinion) Why Michael Carrick's Career In The Premier League Is One Of The Best

Michael Carrick began his career with West Ham United. He played as a central defensive midfielder for them. He struggled with injuries which made him miss about 2 seasons though.

However, he had his breakthrough season in the 2000/2001 season in which he and a youthful West Ham United's side finished 7th in the league. He was also nominated for PFA young POTY.

After West Ham United's relegation, he opted to move away. He was linked with many teams including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. He opted to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Carrick again had injuries setting him back so his debut was delayed. However, despite being fit, the manager Santini continued to overlook him. His time at Spurs was mixed with success and failure but in the end, it earned him a move to England's biggest club in 2006.

Carrick joined Manchester United for a fee of 14 million pounds. During his time at Manchester United, he flourished under Sir Alex Ferguson and become one of Manchester United's most important players.

He was influential in Manchester United's Champions League and later Premier League success and his sense of positioning, his ability to read the game and break up the opposition attacks made him an incredible asset for Manchester United.

His role in Sir Alex Ferguson's 4-4-2 alongside Paul Scholes made Manchester United dominate the midfield. However, alongside all his defensive capabilities, he was also incredible in the buildup play for counterattacks and possession-based attacks.

Michael Carrick's career is often overlooked and underrated. He was arguably one of the top central defensive midfielders of his generation. To end this thread, here's a list of some achievements.

1. 5 Premier League titles.

2. 1 FA Cup.

3. 3 Carabao Cups.

4. 1 FIFA Club World Cup.

5. 1 Europa League.

6. 6 Community Shield Cup.

7. Team of the Year (TOTY) 2003/2004 Division 1.

8. PFA TOTY

9. Manchester United FC Player of the year.

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