He has been a member of the England squads for two major tournaments, the 20 World Cups.
he played five-a-side football with Wallsend Boys Club on Saturday nights, courtesy of his father's volunteer work at the club.
On 8 December, he played in defence again by playing in a three-man defence alongside central-midfielder Darren Fletcher and regular left-back Patrice Evra in a 3–1 away win against Wolfsburg in the Champions League.
At the start of the 2011–12 season, Carrick for the second season in a row was a shock starter at Wembley for the 2011 FA Community Shield.
Distinctive features of his play include his inventive distribution of the ball along with his passing and crossing abilities.
Carrick began his career at West Ham United, joining the youth team in 1997 and winning the FA Youth Cup two years later.
He managed to play in the game but lasted just 63 minutes in the 2–1 defeat to his former club.