Michael Carrick: Manchester United must move on from Arsenal loss

by Ben Topliss

Michael Carrick insists his Manchester United teammates are taking a positive attitude into the final ten games of the season.

Man United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal on Monday while they have looked off the pace in the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Carrick will be hoping to start against his former club Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday as United head into a tough run of fixtures over March and April.

The 33-year-old midfielder knows he and his teammates cannot dwell on the Arsenal result and insists they will all be ready for the game on Sunday.

When asked about how the players are reacting to the Arsenal result, Carrick said: ”We get on with it, we do what we know best. We train hard and stick together. We can’t look back, we’ve got to move on and look to the next game, focus on that and be positive.”

“Every game from now to the end of the season is huge. Particularly against teams that are in and around you [in the league table], and we’ve got a few of those games coming up. We’ll be ready for Sunday.”

Carrick is right that United cannot afford to think about the FA Cup exit, however disappointing it was.

It is absolutely vital that the club qualify for the Champions League next season and the team now have ten Cup finals to contend with. As well as playing Spurs, United face Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea in the next few months.

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