Manchester United have had some brilliantly underrated players over the years, and for me, sitting at the top of that list is Michael Carrick.
The veteran midfielder has been a truly world-class midfielder for this club over the last decade, and we’ve been lucky to call him one of our own.
This is a player who has won absolutely everything in football, including multiple Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a Champions League, and we’ve seen some masterful displays over his tenure as a player.
Next season will certainly be different for the former Tottenham Hotspur man, though, as he turns his attention to coaching.
Against Swansea City, Carrick was sat in the dugout as a coach for the first time, and after the match, he took to Twitter to share his feelings on what that was like.
Slightly different experience for me today, one I certainly enjoyed. It’s all part of the learning process. More importantly it was the 3 points we wanted ⚽⚽🔴⚫ pic.twitter.com/aWwVoTHzKe
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) March 31, 2018
It must have been a real odd situation for him. Carrick would have been looking at the game in a different way, and analysing other players’ performances rather than focusing on his own.
However, it’s good for him to start getting used to the role as soon as possible, and if Mourinho didn’t plan on utilising him as a player in the game, it makes perfect sense to let him get a headstart on his full-time job for next season.
It’s nice to see him take to Twitter to give us somewhat of an insight into his new position, and if he’s half as good at this job as he was a player, then we’re lucky to have him on board.