The BBC regularly releases old clips from their vast archives. The below clip is from a Saturday morning children’s magazine show called ‘Live & Kicking‘. The show ran from 1993 to 2001.
In the excerpt from the show, a young Michael Carrick describes his various club trials and the uncertainty that lay in front of him at the time.
“I don’t know if I’ll become a professional footballer. I hope I do.”
He went on to play for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspurs, and most famously Manchester United. The cultured midfielder won numerous honours, including 5 Premier League titles, an FA Cup trophy, the Europa League, the Club World Cup, and the Champions League.
You can watch the video through the BBC’s tweet below:
Michael Carrick wasn't always underrated – back in 1995 even Andi Peters was tipping him for greatness pic.twitter.com/IvMz9gNZYA
— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) March 13, 2018