Vidic knows the value of Carrick

Published Add your comment

Nemanja Vidic has hailed Michael Carrick as Manchester United's unsung hero.

Carrick was handed a new contract by Sir Alex Ferguson this season even though his form dipped far below his normal standards. The 29-year-old was also to blame for Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final matchwinner at Wembley last week when a stray pass rolled kindly to Yaya Toure, who seized on the chance to grab the only goal.

However, Carrick was also one of the major influences behind United's Champions League quarter-final triumph over Chelsea, and Vidic said: "I have always said that Michael Carrick is an important player for us. He has such a big role for the team."

He added: "He is that balance between the defence and midfield and the midfield and forwards.

"Over the years he has done that dirty job well.

"Maybe it is not a great role for the fans and media but we know how important he is for us."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

European News
Manchester City
Premier League
Michael Carrick
UEFA Champions League
Manchester United
Nemanja Vidic
FA Cup

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again