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Manchester United Midfielder Michael Carrick Mocked on #AskCarrick Hashtag

Manchester United's Michael Carrick walks from the pitch after being injured during his team's English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match against Sunderland at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 22, 2017

Manchester United's defeat against Stoke City might have been good cause for those at Old Trafford to lay low for a couple of days—particularly the flopping midfielders—but Michael Carrick stuck his head above the parapet and on to Twitter to participate in a Q-and-A session.

Using the #AskCarrick hashtag, the England international predictably was subjected to a host of questions that he probably wasn't going to answer:

#mufc's official match programme United Review is interviewing Michael Carrick. Tweet us your questions for the midfielder with #AskCarrick.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 3, 2014

And then the fun began:

The death of the Twitter Q&A is imminent. #AskCarrick is brutal.

— Emily Clark (@EmilyClark11) February 3, 2014

The focus was mainly on his lack of forward passes, the fact the opening goal for Stoke deflected off him at the weekend and Tom Cleverley:

#askcarrick in what game was your most memorable pass back to your keeper?

— Liono (@LOTTC) February 3, 2014

#AskCarrick on a scale of Tom Cleverley to 10, how bad is Ashley Young?

— Kishan (@Kishan_11) February 3, 2014

#AskCarrick Seeing as you are incapable of a forward pass - have you considered playing Rugby instead?

— Sir Lancelot (@Mr_Ameeen) February 3, 2014

#askcarrick have you tried wearing your kit backwards to see if it will help you pass the ball forward?

— arran Lockey (@arranuk) February 3, 2014

How many times has Mata tried to make a run for it since signing? #AskCarrick

— Arron Sethi (@arronsethi) February 3, 2014

#AskCarrick Do you get sleepless nights over the current state of the midfield you play in?

— Dom. (@dom_whit) February 3, 2014

Hey, Michael, can you please stop scoring own goals & start scoring for us again? #AskCarrick

— Ahad Farhan (@aahadrulz) February 3, 2014

@ManUtd Why didn't you block the freekick by your balls? #AskCarrick

— How Your Mata Met Me (@RollsReus11) February 3, 2014

#AskCarrick How do you do that trick where you disappear in big games?

— Rob (@robbo555) February 3, 2014

#AskCarrick How do you feel knowing 5 years ago you were playing with Ronaldo and Tevez and now you're playing with Cleverly and Nani.

— Hassan Sidat (@HassanSidat) February 3, 2014

#AskCarrick Are you regretting agreeing to this Twitter Q&A?

— Joe Krishnan (@joekrishnan) February 3, 2014

What makes it a little sadder is that it's not even the first time Carrick has done a Q-and-A on the hashtag. Back in September 2012, the tweets were hardly much kinder:

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