“IT’S CARRICK YOU KNOW…IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE IT’S NOT SCHOLES!” Ahead of the PFA Awards on Sunday night we’ve used ProZone data to analyse Michael Carrick’s passing compared to the average midfielder and make a case for him winning on Sunday. The data shows (Enlarge the picture below):
- Carrick has completed 2501 passes this season, the highest in the league
- He has an 82.4% success rate for forward passes, compared to the average Premier League midfielder’s 72.8% success rate
- He makes 73.3 successful passes in a match, compared to the average Premier League midfielder’s 37.7 successful passes
Accompanying quote from Carrick:
“It’s a great honour to be nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award by my fellow professionals. Its been a great season for Manchester United and being nominated for The PFA player of the year award as well as winning the league caps a wonderful season for me”
Does Carrick deserve winning the PFA awards?
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