The thing is, Carrick isn't worth 18 mil. But he plays for England (sometimes) and United get overcharged anyways. I think he'll be decent though.
You're right, he's definitely not worth 18 mill. I really wanted Hargreaves, he's better than Carrick and does more dirty work than Carrick. He'd be a better fit and not just that, he's simply a much better player than Carrick. He's injured now but you get the picture.
At least Man Utd got a lot of money from the Obi Mikel transfer saga...
Still, Carrick shouldn't be a long term starting solution. He just isn't good enough IMO.
I don't know about him not being good enough. He's shown great vision and passing ability. But he's not a true holding midfielder. He doesn't stick his nose in and do the dirty work like a Hergreaves would do. But he's definitely got talent.
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We would have gotten Sulley Ali Muntari from Udinese but teams somehow find a way to discourage Ferguson. The guy is easily better than Carrick on both defence and offence. He played in the World Cup for Ghana if you watched.
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I sure hope Chelsea doesn't win this year. It's gonna be harder for them than the 2 previous years. I'm an Arsenal fan, and I hope we win the Premiership. We've been good the last 4 games (in the league) and we're on a roll now.
As for tomorrow's game between Man U and Liverpool, I hope it's an ugly 0-0
For those interested, El Classico (Real Madrid vs Barca) is also on tomorrow. Should be nice !!!