Michael Carrick is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United. Carrick began his career at West Ham United, with the youth program in 1997 and went on to win the FA Youth Cup two years later. During his term with the club, he was loaned off twice, once to Swindon Town and another time to Birmingham City. He was voted into the PFA First Division Team of the Year in 2003. He has made more than 150 appearances for the Hammers but subsequently moved to rival club Tottenham Hotspur for a fee believed to be around £3.5 million. He played in 75 matches for the Spurs, scoring only twice. Following this, he transferred to Manchester United in 2006 for £18 million. In the very first season as a Red Devil, he made 50 appearances. He was a key member of the team that won the Premier League in 2006–07, their first title success in four years. In 2008, he was part of the team that won the 2008 Champions League final. He won his first League Cup medal in 2009. He has made more than 300 Premier League appearances and played in 50 UEFA Champions League games as of April 2011.