'Manc' Michael Carrick joins long list of footballers who have adopted the local accent
It's taken a while but it sounds like he's finally turning Manc.
Michael Carrick has been at Old Trafford for a decade now, so it is hardly surprising that his strong Tyne and Wear accent has softened over the years and yielded to the local drawl.
If you were watching Manchester United overcome the mighty Northampton Town on Wednesday night, you may have noticed that the midfielder's post-match interview was done in hybrid tongue.
It was a strange Georgie/Mackem/Manc amalgam, with the very Mancunian 'togevoh' being the highlight.
Has Carrick got a Manc twinge hahahaha
— Andy (@andycmanutd1) September 21, 2016
Nice to hear that Carrick has picked up the Manc 'togevoh' pic.twitter.com/5s7UV3p10o
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) September 21, 2016
I love how Michael Carrick is starting to sound a little bit Manc after all these years. https://t.co/Z1gP3YbgrQ
— simon stephens (@StephensSimon) September 21, 2016
Carrick's Manc-isms may have something to do with him spending too much time with Wythenshawe native Marcus Rashford amongst many other local lads...
Carrick sounds more Manc than Gordie now - Marcus Rashford & Michael Carrick post-match interview https://t.co/OnnAgBgc9m
— HouseTrainedDad (@housetrainedad) February 29, 2016
But he's far from the only footballer who's spent a prolonged amount of time at a particular club and adopted the local twang. Here are just a few more colloquial chameleons:
Jeremie Aliadiere spent so much time in North London, he forgot his French roots...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went to Manchester United and had a great fooking career...
Liverpool legend Jan Molby is more Scouse than Dane at this stage...
Dietmar Hamann is another Anfield favourite to have adopted the native tongue...
And of course, who can forget the legendary Shteeve McClaren at FC Twente...