Oh how opinions have swung on Ashley Young.
Yeah, he started off very well but then the good form disappeared, then got injured and he's been struggling since.
Carrick is a good player, he is nowhere near spain standard (why the fuck was that even brought up, very silly but typical of the shite on this forum) and he is not a great player.
He's good nothing more and nothing less he's told to do a certain job and does it. And yes he is better in a 4-3-3 and currently united's best shield for the defence that's why a natural ball winner is needed in jan or the summer.
I agree that he's a good player, he's had some patches of very poor form and he's been rightly criticised (mostly by United fans, I'd say) but still a good player. We bought him in 06/07 and since then United have won 4 Premier Leagues, a Champions League and a couple of Carling Cups and another couple of Champions League finals (Granted, he had a stinker in one of them). I'm not saying he's the primary reason for those achievements (before anyone tries to say that...). There have been more important players than him but if he really was as shit as some people claim then surely he wouldn't have made almost 250 appearances in a hugely successful period for United and surely his shitness would have been exploited more in a vital area of the pitch. People will say United had Ronaldo, Rooney, Vidic, Rio and VDS leading the team and that's true but there is
a midfield there too and for the majority of his time at United, Carrick has looked more than comfortable there. Not as bad a player as some would like to make out. A good, solid player who does his job well.....most of the time
And Jamie Redknapp, Carrick will never be a 10 goals a season player. You gimpy cunt.
Adam Johnson would walk into the United side.
Ahead of Nani and Valencia?