Michael Carrick has undoubtedly been one of Manchester United’s players of the season, also picking up a nomination for the PFA Player of the Year award.
Today, according to statistics released by Squawka, reveals that Carrick himself is the best forward passer in the whole of Europe.
Carrick, who is now 31, has been absolutely outstanding this term and slowly has become a fans favourite although it did take a long time coming for Carrick to get the plaudits from various members of the media.
The latest statistics that have been released revealed that Carrick has passed the ball 1534 times.
The closest rival to Michael Carrick thus far in the 12/13 season is Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta who has made 1376 passes closely followed by Barcelona’s Xavi with 1318.
Total passes completed:
Top 10 forward passers in Europe
1. Michael Carrick (Manchester United)
2. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
3. Xavi (Barcelona)
4. Dante (Bayern Munich)
5. Andrea Pirlo (Juventus)
6. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
7. Aurelien Chedjou (Lille)
8. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
9. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
10. Santiago Cazorla (Arsenal)