'Manc' Michael Carrick joins long list of footballers who have adopted the local accent 5 years ago

'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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Liverpool legend Jan Molby is more Scouse than Dane at this stage...

Dietmar Hamann is another Anfield favourite to have adopted the native tongue...

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And of course, who can forget the legendary Shteeve McClaren at FC Twente...

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