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Publisher's 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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  • Vik
  • 08-01-2020

Carra's story

Michael Carrick did give a good story of his life but there are so many places where the book can do better with stories with other players.
Good read for United fans and decent for any other football fan.

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Wow, I’ve listened to tons of football and sporting biographies over the years... but this one stands out amongst them all for its levels of tedium, dullness and the effort it takes to remain interested .... surely a career this long and with so many trophies and with the wealth of personalities he’s shared it with can’t have been this sterile ?

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  • mark
  • 06-01-2019

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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  • Michelle Rhodes
  • 03-10-2020

Great Audible Biography

This is not a book about sensational accusations of he said this, they did that. What this book is a very honest account of a career from a very gifted, level headed player, who has has worked hard at his game and fortunate to play for some of English football’s famous and illustrious clubs. I believe you will learn a lot more about what it’s like to be a professional footballer and a better insight into the person themselves from this book than some of the more famous football biographies available over the last 10 years. I appreciate how shy he can be as a person but I just wish Michael would have done the Audio for all the book.

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  • Scott Ashley Rowley
  • 07-01-2019

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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  • 10-09-2021

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  • mr d j bedford
  • 10-09-2021

A must listen for a Man Utd fan

As a Man Utd fan this is a must listen! A lot of stuff we didn’t know about Micheal can be found in this book. I didn’t release how driven Micheal was and even how obsessed he was with Manchester United from an early age. True Manc.

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  • 07-09-2021

Wow that was boring 😴

Jesus Michael really is as boring as he looks. Constantly complaining about his life as a footballer.... ok mate, see how you get on in the real world. I'm surprised I managed to listen up to just under an hour left but that was it, I couldn't take any more. He just sounds like a brown nose/managers pet. And as for the cringe football chants 🤦🏻‍♂️ and the narrator was 👎🏻I'm just glad I didn't pay for it

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  • aiden
  • 23-08-2021

Great listen for United fans!

Thoroughly enjoyed Michaels story. He has totally lived the dream and his fame and fortune did not change him in the slightest. Any United fan will enjoy this story which outlines the incredible highs and some lows of Uniteds recent history. Nice to see Michael in the dugout these days continuing the dream, hopefully some more highs are around the corner!!

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  • jordan morgan
  • 21-08-2021

What a book what a player

Brilliant from start to end. What a life what a guy amazing player... United is his life

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-2021

For the football fans

Excellent detail about the game of football, for airs or graces just the love of the game

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  • simon
  • 23-04-2021

Better than expected

I didn't have high expectations for this book but I loved it. 5 stars

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