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Michael Carrick: Between the Lines

My Autobiography
Narrated by: Michael Carrick, Chris Hood
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)
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Summary

'The whistle blows, and I set off for the one kick I know will stay with me for the rest of my life, maybe even define my life....'

Michael Carrick was the heartbeat of Manchester United. For more than a decade he was the player that made them tick. Loved by his managers, lauded by his fellow professionals, worshipped by the Old Trafford faithful yet regularly misunderstood by the wider public, Carrick was a player like no other. 

Intelligent, calm, thoughtful - in many ways the opposite of the archetypal English midfielder - Carrick has always been his own man and is typically forthright. In his book he reveals what it's really like to win relentlessly under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, shows us the hidden secrets of the famous Carrington training ground, invites us to experience the camaraderie and clashes inside the United dressing room and lets us feel what it's like to walk out on the Old Trafford pitch alongside some of the biggest names in the game - from Ronaldo to Scholes to Giggs, Rooney and the rest. 

A deeply personal book, Between the Lines reveals for the first time Michael's battles with mental health and his struggles with the national side as well as the redemption he has found with his family and his team. 

From growing up in the northeast to winning the Champions League and five Premier League titles with Manchester United, via West Ham and Tottenham, Carrick's story reveals him to be his own man: fearless, thoughtful, intelligent and honest. 

All of Michael Carrick's proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Michael Carrick Foundation, dedicated to providing financial support to community services that will give underprivileged children living in the North and North East better opportunities so that they feel safe, valued and inspired.

©2018 Michael Carrick (P)2018 Bonnier Publishing

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Loved it.

Couldn't stop listening and found it so interesting and sincere. Really good insight from the start of his playing career to the end and everything in between.

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True club legend!

If you are a supporter of Manchester United this book is for you. You may or may not appreciate the player Michael was for United but he truly embodies what it means to be both a player and a supporter of the club. A true understated club legend and great player.

The book isn’t too much about club drama, more about Michaels personal journey throughout his career. A fantastic read, I hope he does another about coaching sometime down the line.

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really good

the best book I have had in a very very long time get this book guys

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A great read/listen

Very enjoyable. It’s nice to get to know the inner thoughts of a player like Carrick that kept himself to himself throughout his career. Would recommend to anyone not just United fans.

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Incredibly addictive

I’m a lifelong Utd fan . And got this for obvious reasons . But I must say it was an incredibly addictive read. Very very good. His wife sounds like an unbelievably supportive person and his journey is too be respected.

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Excellent

What a great book fantastic insight on his career at Man U

What a lovely family man really enjoyed this book

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Great insight

Great listen, was hoping to hear more narration from Michael Carrick himself but that still didn’t take anything away from the listening experience. Clearly a top bloke and family man, great insight into his mentality and life in football. Appreciate him sharing his journey

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A must for all United fans! It's Carrick ya know..

Carrick has done a top job in this book. very honest book and a must for United fans! it really is hard to believe it's not Scholes!!

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it's alright

quite a good story I would have liked a lot more insight into David Moyes and Jose. pretty much skipped 2 years of his time with Jose but then at the time he wrote the book he was working with Jose so probably didn't want to say anything

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Another Boring Footballer

Was hoping for an insight that even lightly scraped the surface of playing for Man United. Really disappointing. Mr. Carrick loves the club. Everything was amazing. Best part was him describing how mental health affects athletes. Everything was the best ever, amazing, terrible, greatest moment of.....zzzzz.

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