Man United midfielder explains why players are upbeat under Jose Mourinho

Michael Carrick delivers his verdict on Manchester United's start to the season under Jose Mourinho

Michael Carrick has insisted that Manchester United’s players are feeling positive despite the Red Devils’ stuttering start to the new season.

The Red Devils have come in for plenty of criticism for their below-par form in the Premier League since Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the club’s new manager back in May.

Indeed, United have won just two of their last 10 Premier League games to leave them well off the pace in the race for the title heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

Mourinho’s men will aim to get back to winning ways in the top flight when they travel to Everton on Sunday afternoon.

However, veteran midfielder Carrick feels that Manchester United’s performances have been promising, and says it is only the results that have been letting them down.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carrick said: “There have been occasions in the cups where we have played well and the goals have gone in. It hasn’t quite happened in the league for a number of reasons but if we keep playing like that we will be OK.

“With our performances and the feeling within the game, it doesn’t feel like we have had such a bad start. You are judged on results, that is what the business is, but at the same time you get a feeling and you gauge it on performances as well.

“It is not something where you just flick a switch and everything is all right, you have to build as a team. But there are a lot of positives from individual and team performances and, for the rest of the season, I think we will be all right.”

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Manchester United finished fifth and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season before he was sacked and replaced by Mourinho at Old Trafford back in May.

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