• Euro 2016: Will Carrick get into England squad?

    by  • April 30, 2015 • England • 0 Comments

    The Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick would be the longest England career of any outfield player since Sir Stanley Matthews if he features in Euro 2016.

    The 33-year-old, who made his England debut in May 2011, has only won 33 caps for the Three Lions, which is extremely low for a player that has been regularly playing for the biggest club in the world since from the last nine years.

    If he appears in France next summer for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, then he will become the first outfield player to have an international career of 15 years.

    Carrick has only played one game in a major tournament for England in the 4-0 victory over Lithuania and came off the bench against Italy.

    His former teammates and England’s legend Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard has played for their country for more than 14 years.

    But England’s record caps holder Peter Shilton, who is a goalkeeper had an international career that lasted almost 20 years from 1970 to the 1990 World Cup.

    It is believed that England manager Roy Hodgson will consider Carrick if he needs an experienced player at midfield.

    While Carrick’s international career is already longer than the likes of David Beckham, Bobby Moore and Bobby Charlton.

    With England’s lack of talent in midfield department, Carrick has to be the man to take Hodgson’s team forward into the Euro 2016 in France next summer.

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