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Hall of Fame 2024 nominee: Michael Carrick

31 Mar 2024

See the five-time Man Utd title-winner's best moments as we look at the 15 players up for the vote

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We are looking at the 15 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2024.

The two players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans can have their say by voting up until 12:00 BST on Monday 8 April.

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Michael Carrick

Carrick was one of the competition’s most understated midfielders.

His unobtrusive style may not have stood out for fans, but Carrick was held in the highest esteem by his team-mates and opponents.

The former Wallsend Boys Club midfielder arrived at Manchester United via West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, but it was at Old Trafford that he truly blossomed.

Carrick became the heartbeat of a Man Utd team that won five Premier League titles in seven seasons, with his calmness and authority in central midfield complemented by a superb range of passing.

Career in numbers
Category Michael Carrick
Appearances 481
Goals 24
Assists 40
PL titles 5
What they said

"He was like a Rolls-Royce, cruising around the football pitch." - Paul Scholes

"When you play with Michael Carrick you think there is authority, control, peace. Scholes and Carrick together was peaceful. It was like going into a bar and hearing a piano playing. It’s relaxing." - Gary Neville

"He’s one of the best holding midfielders I’ve ever seen in my life, by far.” - Pep Guardiola

Did you know?

Since passing statistics began to be recorded in 2003/04, no player has completed more passes in a Premier League match for Man Utd than Carrick’s 135 v Crystal Palace in February 2014.

In 2012/13 Carrick completed 2,443 passes, the most by an English player in a Premier League season and the highest by a Man Utd player in a single campaign on record since 2003/04. 

Carrick ended on the winning side in 120 of his 157 home Man Utd appearances, an average of 76.4 per cent. This is the best win ratio of any player to play at least 150 home matches in the competition for United.

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