Carrick’s The Manager I’ve Been Dreaming Of My Whole Career —Akpom

April 20, 2023
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Chuba Akpom has said Michael Carrick is the manager he has been dreaming of his whole career and thanked the Manchester United legend for his impact at Middlesbrough.

Since Carrick’s arrival Middlesbrough, Akpom has scored 24 goals in 28 games, adding to the four he had already bagged under previous manager Chris Wilder.

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Akpom has been at Middlesbrough for three seasons, struggling to make an impact in his first campaign before being loaned to PAOK in Greece for the 2021/22 season.

The 27-year-old then returned to Boro and started the season well under Chris Wilder but it his performances under Carrick that have been impressive.

On Wednesday night, he set a Championship record for scoring in nine consecutive home games after helping Boro to a 3-1 comeback win against Hull.

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Speaking after the win against Hull, Akpom told Sky Sports how vital Carrick’s input has been.

“I think he’s the manager I’ve been dreaming of my whole career.

“Honestly, he’s just a pleasure to work with. I go out there and I give 110 percent and I want to fight for the manager because he’s shown so much trust and confidence in me. I really appreciate it, so I just had to dedicate that to the gaffer.

“Immediately when he came in, he put me in a 10 role and he just gave me the license to roam around. You see on the pitch I’m just roaming right to left and he’s given me that freedom to go out there and express myself. I appreciate that so much.”

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