|Good? Yes. Boring? Yesser.|
Anyway, this isn't about whether or not he deserves to be included, though. It's about the reaction to his inclusion. If he had been called Michel Carrizo, or had dreadlocks, or was even left-footed, he might be universally more appreciated, and liked. But he's not, he's boring old Michael from up north where it's boring and slow. The only Premier League player I can think of with less personality is Garth Barry - but then he is at least left-footed and used to score goals for Villa.
Can you think of any Premier League players with less appeal than Carrick? The kind of guys who, when they appear on Question of Sport, answer their questions quickly and correctly with no fuss and definitely no entertainment.
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