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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Carrick will wear Keane's 16

Michael Carrick is officially a Manchester United's player. The England midfielder also received the honour to use no 16 which was belong to Roy Keane. The 25 years old moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford in a deal worth 18,6 million pounds. This made him the 6th most expensive player who is bought by United.
Carrick will be presented to the fan on Wednesday (August 2nd, 2006) after he has passed his medical examination.
"Michael has passed his medical examination and we will held a press conference on Wednesday. I told him that he will be wearing no 16 and he is very pleased", said United's manager Sir Alex Fergusson.
"I'm hoping by using that number he will bring us the same spirit which Keane gave us. Sometimes the players can be very superstitious, but he is very enthusiast and happy receiving the costume", added Ferguson.
The midfielder who has 7 caps with England will also be included in the squad for Amsterdam tournament.

Carrick is good, but Keane's successor? He has to prove it first. But a good buy by Sir Alex.