Carrick WARNS Manchester United’s Rivals


Red Devils midfielder Michael Carrick claims that the clubs resurgence of fortunes is not over yet and that they are coming into form at the right time.

Louis van Gaal’s team has on occasions been fortunate this season amassing points in matches they were lucky to win, that had many fans questioning the Dutchman’s tactics especially with his style of possession football and his inability to stick with a consistent team.

Those early worries however have now been dismissed over the past nine days with two superb displays against Tottenham and Liverpool, two teams seen as competitors for United’s ambitions of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Carrick now admits it has taken time for the team to get used to van Gaal’s style, but that it is coming together now.

“There has been a process this year,” he told Drivetime. “The manager has come in and he’s got a way of doing things and a way he wants to play.

“There was a slight change in the way he wanted us to play, in terms of the tactics and the style of play.

“We’ve probably started to fulfil our potential over the last week or so.

“The last two performances have been our best of the season probably, especially the Tottenham match and the first half against Liverpool. It’s brilliant for us and helps with confidence.

“There’s a good feeling again around the club. The club is going in the right direction, which we always believed it would do.

“We always believed we’d get there and I don’t believe we’re finished yet. We believe we’re doing the right things.

“There were a few frustrating results along the way that held us back a little bit, but we’ve come through that and we’re looking forward.”