Michael Carrick is a England international football player who currently features for the Premier League and European giants Manchester United. He plays as a deep lying central midfielder and can play as a central defender.
Carrick developed at the youth academy of West Ham United and made his debut for the senior side in 1998 and played for the Hammers until the summer of 2004. He made 136 league appearances for West Ham and scored six goals.
In the summer of 2004 after West Ham were relegated from the Premier League, he moved to north London club Tottenham Hotspur and played for two seasons for Spurs, featuring in 64 league matches and scoring two goals.
In the summer of 2006 Manchester United came calling and signed the player for a 14 million pound basic transfer fee. He made his Premier League debut for United on August 23, 2006 against Charlton Athletic as a substitute.
He started almost every game for United in the 2006-2007 season, although he started a bit slowly and was one of the best players for United as they won the Premier League title in 2007.
In the 2007-2008 season too, Carrick was also instrumental in leading the Red Devils to the Premier League and UEFA Champions League glory. He has since established himself as a key player for United, winning the league in 2008-09, 2010-11 and 2012-13, and helping the Red Devils reach the final of the Champions League in 2009 and 2011.
Carrick made his international debut for England in 2001 and was part of the England squad for the 2006 World Cup finals and the 2010 World Cup finals. He ruled himself out of England’s Euro 2012 squad but returned to national team duty in August 2012.