20 Jan 2018 01:20:07
Glad to see Carrick is offered a coaching role. It's good to see that evolution and hopefully he can pass on his experience to younger specimens.

However if I read one more post with the word "under-rated" next to it when it comes to him on all the MSM forums I think i'll explode. The most talked about under rated player of all time, it drives me crazy. You can't read anything about Carrick without seeing the term "under rated" next to it.

He has been a good player, great in certain situations, a passenger in a lot. Somebody most top teams need, but not a superstar, 'a fair days pay for a fair days work' is how I'd sum him up - one of the few. That doesn't mean he is under rated, it simply means he hasn't been over-rated like 99% of other players.

1.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 02:59:55
He was a bit under-rated though. Lol.

2.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 03:49:50
Lol shappy.

3.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 04:31:09

4.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 05:48:27
Thats a bit harsh Beast. I think he is un fussy, he was the oil that kept the engine moving. There was a time when SAF acknowledged he was the first name on the team sheet and fellow pros were queuing up to sing his praises. Now beat me on the bottom with a Woman’s Weekly as I may be wrong, but I’m probably not, and you may not agree, but don’t really care, in anyone’s book that makes him underrated.

5.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 06:16:35
AJH - I think everyone with a bit of knowledge appreciates the job Carrick did, and for the past 10 years whenever his name comes up it always has "under rated" next to it. Who is under rating him?

It's like me saying "all these people saying we shouldn't sign Sanchez because he isn't good enough are wrong". Well I haven't read anyone say Sanchez is no good, I'd just be saying something for effect. Carrick is the most talked about player in the "under rated" bracket in the history of football. That in itself means he isn't under rated surely?

6.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 07:26:07
Has a player ever just been rated.

7.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 07:55:45
Never under rated by United/ spurs fans.

Always been under rated by England.

8.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 09:02:39
I wouldn't say underrated
But his pivotal role has been undermined.

9.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 09:51:12
Very underrated player.

10.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 10:00:32
Going about his job and keeping out of the headlines, he's a 7 or 8 out of 10 most weeks, just like Dennis Irwin and no one called Dennis under rated. He's not under rated by the fan's players and management. He's a great pro just likes Scholey, get the job done and gets home to the family.
If i'm honest he was over looked by England, some people may call that under rated, but his England days came when England had many great midfielders to pick from, personally i would of give him more caps.
Great player and pro, good to see he may be staying to coach.

11.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 10:30:14
I think Irwin was underrated.

12.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 11:37:03
I always say both irwin and carrick underrated

Perhaps its more of them being an after thought when discussing great players but they actually both were.

13.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 11:50:30
England under rated him. 34 caps when you see some of the players that got more caps its shocking.

14.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 11:45:06
Loved Irwin. Sir Bobbys autobiography he writes that he was driving home from a game and something was niggling him and he couldn't work out was it was. then he sussed it. he had seen Irwin have a bad game - says it all really.

15.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 13:06:55
If he was Italian he’d have been a legend.

16.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 13:46:41
Mort, this is the same England team that decided Scholes was only worthy of 66 caps. Also 53 for Hoddle. Two of the best ever English midfielders. Says it all.

17.) 20 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 19:27:40
Hoddle was a bit before,