Football Direct News are the latest offenders in our transfer bin series with today’s piece looking at the idea that Michael Carrick could re-join Tottenham Hotspur.
David Moyes' sacking means there is going to be speculation of some of United's key players but it’s difficult to see the England international moving back to White Hart Lane.
For starters, Tottenham would be relying on United’s urgency to sell the 32-year-old as his contract doesn’t expire until the end of next season.
Considering Carrick has been one of the few United players to show any form of consistency this season, it’s doubtful that the powers deciding the future of the club will nudge him towards the exit door.
Carrick is one of the best in the business when it comes to reading the game and stepping in to make interceptions, cutting off the angles and making it difficult for the opposition to move the ball through United’s midfield quickly or easily.
There is also the issue of the new manager coming in at United.
A new boss will have to review the current squad before making decisions on the sort of players he wants to sign as he looks to move United back to the top of domestic and European football.
It’s only natural for a new boss coming into a club to resist the urge to lose key, experienced players from his first team squad.
In short, Carrick is a player they are likely to trust and use at the start of their regime over removing him and trying to assemble a completely brand new side.
It’s also doubtful that Carrick would want to go to a side where he’s going to get anything other than Champions League football.
Moving from United to another side that can’t offer him that seems pointless considering the magnitude and popularity of United as a football club and brand around the world.
Rubbish Rating: More believable than some of the stuff that FDN have come up with but still relatively ridiculous all the same.