Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has had a torrid start to the 2015/16 season.
Having played every single game this term, Carrick is yet to get a pace to his form as manager Louis van Gaal’s options in the midfield area have grown over the summer, with the arrivals of two top class midfielders - Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
However, United fans have been getting concerned with the form of Carrick, 34, as they want to replace him with either the German superstar Schweinsteiger or the Spaniard Ander Herrera.
Yesterday, Man United clash against Club Brugge in a Champions League third-round qualifying, Carrick looked tired off the pace, He scored his own goal and then was sent off at half-time by LVG, being replaced by the former Bayern Munich superstar Schweinsteiger.
Some fans have been wanting for Carrick to be benched, It appears that the Dutch manager may have a tough call ahead of the next game against Newcastle this weekend, especially with the fans wanting Carrick out of the playing XI:
I feel sorry for Carrick. Slow and steady He's walking towards the bench role.
— P. (@Pelz__) August 18, 2015
I think LvG is waiting that Carrick terrible first half in any match to get the reason to bench him for good. And Bastian to take over#MUFC — EL Püpõne (@IamYusuphMasoud) August 18, 2015
Not sure Carrick did himself any favors today. When Schweinsteiger is fit baba go chop bench. Might start this weekend.
— 7god (@Novaculah) August 18, 2015
Carrick should be on the bench for Schweinsteiger — Kevin (@KCeltics830) August 18, 2015
start with Carrick and bench Schweinsteiger ahahah. fraud + fool
— Mario (@BayernTactics) August 18, 2015
Somebody tell me why Carrick is playing and Schweinsteiger is on the bench? — ️ (@JayStucchio) August 18, 2015
I hope Carrick knows Schweinsteiger is on the bench. That sorta unforced error is unacceptable. #MUFC
— Ovie (@OvieO) August 18, 2015
Carrick needs to hit bench!! Shweini on — Baby Face Assassin (@MrC_Reality) August 18, 2015
Carrick remember Bastain is on bench.
— BushKhaly (@its_Emmelex) August 18, 2015
Carrick bench pls — mutairu aka mr muta (@BabaOloriokoBB) August 18, 2015
Bastian has come on and misplaced his first 3passes, Carrick is on the bench jus giving LVG side eye for days
— Jesus Shuttlesworth (@VisPorter) August 18, 2015