Michael Carrick has insisted that Manchester United have the quality and character to salvage their season after a disappointing start to the campaign.
Much was expected of the Red Devils following Jose Mourinho’s high-profile appointment over the summer, however, a wretched run of form has seen the Old Trafford outfit slump to sixth place in the Premier League table.
Currently eight points adrift of first-placed Liverpool, hopes of a 21st league title already seem to have evaporated, although the England midfielder believes a good season is still possible for Mourinho’s band of expensively assembled stars.
Michael Carrick completed 97% of his passes in the first half vs. Swansea.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 6, 2016
Dictating the tempo. pic.twitter.com/7oPX5LxyzM
He told Sky Sports: “We want to be at the top challenging. We’ve had some ups and downs along the way, it’s not to say that we’ve given up on winning things just yet – it’s too early for that and we’ve got too much quality and too much of a good team and squad to give up on anything.
“We just don’t feel we’ve got the results our performances have warranted; we know it can change, we’re not up to Christmas yet, there’s still so much to play for and we still believe that when it comes near the end and when it counts we’ll be right up there.”
After a comfortable 3-1 away win at Swansea City last time around, next up for Carrick and Co. is a clash with Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.