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Does this stat prove that Mourinho must start this Man Utd star more often?

The Man Utd fans had no idea just how influential that this Man Utd midfielder has been…

In a sea of newly signed, world-renowned stars – there are very few members of Man Utd’s old guard still remaining at Old Trafford.

The likes of Vidic, Evra and Ryan Giggs have all departed Old Trafford – but one man still remains.

Michael Carrick has always been an underrated midfielder, and he has often also been underutilised – and that has never been more true than under Mourinho.

Though often a manager to look towards older players,  Carrick has made just 3 Premier League starts this season – and alongside his lack of game time, Man Utd have been losing.

A few of the Man Utd fans in the Tavern have been calling for his full-time return to the first team, given that he provides experience and steel in the midfield – but, seemingly, this stat provided by OptaJoe suggests that he provides so much more.

As per OptaJoe on Twitter, so far this season, Man Utd have an 80% win ratio with Carrick in the team – whilst that drops down to just 31% when he hasn’t.

See that Tweet below…

Our landlord thinks that this serves as proof that Mourinho needs to bring Carrick back into the first team – and on a permanent basis. Having the flashiness of Pogba and the passing accuracy of Herrera is one thing, but wins are what is important – and Michael Carrick brings wins.

Man Utd fans – thoughts?

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