Steven Gerrard: Micheal Carrick is Jose Mourinho’s key man at Manchester United

by Tanveer Arayan

Steven Gerrard believes a midfield trio is a far better option for Manchester United following another impressive showing from Michael Carrick in their 2-0 victory over West Brom on Saturday evening.

Jose Mourinho started the season with Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini in midfield, but has resulted to using Carrick, Ander Herrera and Pogba.

The side have still not lost a game with the Englishman in midfield and the win at the Hawthorns saw United pick up three consecutive league games for just the second time this season.

Speaking about the Englishman, Gerrard insists he is now Mourinho’s key man at Old Trafford.

“Jose at the start of the season tried to play Fellaini and Pogba and it didn’t work because Pogba was going forward and Fellaini was very isolated,” he said.

“But now Carrick is the key man.”

Mourinho’s men are still in sixth, but have done a brilliant job of closing the gap on the Premier League’s top four, now four points off Liverpool in second place.

They face a trip from Sunderland on Boxing Day before Middlesbrough head to Old Trafford on New Years’ Eve and will be hoping to continue their unbeaten run.

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