Plus - find out Sir Alex Ferguson's musical tastes
Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick – who himself has moonlighted as a roadie recently – has revealed which bands and artists he and his team-mates play in their dressing room before playing matches.
Writing a column in tomorrow’s (August 13) issue of NME, Carrick also revealed the musical tastes of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The midfielder explained that Manchester United typically prepare for a game by listening to “upbeat, R&B-type stuff, dance or hip-hop”.
Carrick explains that right-back Gary Neville favours Oasis, often attempting to induce team singalongs. “There’s a rumour he [Neville] used to play a bit of guitar,” Carrick said.
The midfielder also revealed that his manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is “more of a Frank Sinatra, Rat Pack man,” but didn’t usually get involved in stereo selections, “apart from getting a bit mad that it’s being played too loudly”.
To read the full Michael Carrick column get the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now.