Thought he was excellent tonight. Played that 'quarterback' role spraying balls all over the field. We'll be relying on Carrick from centre midfield again this season, he seems to thrive having that sense of responsibility.
Really could have done with some gametime for England. Not bad but still not at his best, don't think it helped that he was often doing Anderson's work too. Liked that he had a shot from distance, need more of that from him. Need better from him next weekend.
Starting to come into form now. Thought him and Cleverley were very good today, particularly in the 2nd half. Provides a better balanced midfield. Fellaini should be used as an alternative to Carrick in my opinion.
Not saying he's been bad but playing about half as well as last season. 3 tough away games coming up now, really need him to improve for these. Jones and Cleverley arguably been our best midfield performers this season so far and have done well together when they've played together.
Carrick's brother said on twitter that he played on one leg yesterday. He's had Achilles problems for years now but has hardly missed a game for us. Great pro. Need to invest in midfield before the inevitable happens... can't play with injury forever.
Average game for me, too slow. Not helped by playing with Jones, at least with Cleverley they can pass it sideways and backwards to each other and keep the ball 10 seconds longer even if they do go nowhere.
Annoying. Freak injury. Would have been nice to have him, Rooney and Van Persie playing at same time again. Not been playing well this season but still first choice for me. Time for a 3 man mid with Mata, Van Persie and Rooney the front 3.