Michael Carrick sends message to Man United fans about title prospects
The Manchester United midfielder believes the Red Devils can challenge for the Premier League title next season
Michael Carrick is backing Manchester United to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
The 35-year-old has signed a contract extension for another 12 months after becoming an important player under Jose Mourinho last term despite being deep in the twilight of his career.
Carrick has already won the Premier League title on five occasions during a decorated career at Old Trafford that has also seen the midfielder win the Champions League, the FA Cup and three League Cups.
Manchester United finished in sixth place in the table in the 2016-17 season as Mourinho prioritised winning the Europa League trophy to secure an automatic return to the Champions League group stage.
Speaking to Sky Sports about Manchester United’s potential next term, Carrick was optimistic about his chances of winning the Premier League title for a sixth time.
“We’ve said a club like Manchester United needs to be in the Champions League and challenging for those sorts of trophies,” Carrick said.
“It was a big way to finish to get the [Europa League] trophy with the added incentive of the Champions League. It gives us more to go at next season. Same as every year, it’s [the Premier League] competitive, it’s close at the top, it’s proven that over the last few years.
“There’s not an awful lot in it I don’t think, at certain times of the season you need to put the right run of results together and that can take you a long way. We are looking up, we are looking to achieve this year and to win more trophies.”
Carrick moved to Manchester United in a £17m deal from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006 as a replacement for Republic of Ireland legend Roy Keane.
Manchester United won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and the Europa League.
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