Manchester United fans slam Michael Carrick display v Arsenal on Twitter

Michael Carrick

The Englishman was fighting a losing battle in the middle of the park.

Manchester United were completely undone this afternoon in the Premier League tie with Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium.

Going into the tie many expected United to win, based mainly on the fact Arsenal had just faltered in the Champions League.

But they were completely outplayed in the opening 20 minutes by an Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil inspired Arsenal.

There was certainly a long list of poor United performances today. New signings Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian were hauled off at half-time after terrible showings. Ashley Young was atrocious at left-back whilst Wayne Rooney was nowhere to be seen.

But Michael Carrick really had a bad day at the office.

The England international is not the quickest of players but the pace in this Arsenal side had him massively exposed throughout the game.

It disrupted his pattern and the pendulum just didn’t swing for him today.

Most Manchester United fans could not believe that the player started the game, with the more mobile Morgan Schneiderlin expected to feature.

But Carrick played and it was certainly not one of his best.

Here is some of the reaction from Twitter…

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