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IMO Barry is better than Carrick, as his all round game is better.
Carrick can probably pass better than Barry but is not as rounded a player.
And to whoever said that Carrick should play for England ahead of Barry as Barry's team never won anything, and Carricks did, is talking nonsense!!.....................What has that got to do with anything?..............Shearer was rightly picked ahead of Andy Cole, and Newcastle were not winning anything either.
I was not sure when we signed Carrick but since we signed him we have gone from a team finishing 2nd or 3rd into champions each and every season he has played for us. While maybe not picking up the accolades in the way that players like Ronaldo and Rooney have he has been a major factor in us going from also rans to bona fide champions. Does anyone believe Barry could have made the same difference to United?
ROY, What has that got to do with anything?............
Your right Shearer was picked ahead of Cole, but you forget, Shearer was Newcastle's best player and should have been playing for a bigger club, Cole was never Utd's best player.
Playing regulary in the champs leauge and going for the prem league prepares players for the pressure of playing high level competitions, such as the world cup.
Barry is not better than Carrick at doing that job, even the comentators, on the night England played Holland, said that Carrick was better suited to that job as he does it for Man Utd week in week out. Both players come back and help the defence, but Carrick does it at a higher level and, as you have said, he probably passes the ball better than Barry.