Man United’s Michael Carrick issues rallying cry after Saints draw

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick issues a rallying cry after the Red Devils drop more points on Saturday

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick joined Manchester United from Tottenham in 2006 Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Carrick has issued a rallying cry after Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

Saints captain Adam Lallana netted an 89th-minute equaliser to peg the Red Devils back after United striker Robin van Persie had put the home side in front in the first half at Old Trafford.

The defending Premier League champions are now eight points behind pace setters Arsenal after picking up a measly 11 points from a possible 24 in their worst start in 24 years.

But the club’s reigning player of the year Carrick urged his team-mates to stand up and take responsibility for a below-par start to the season.

“It is not easy reading now,” Carrick is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.

“Looking at the table as it is now is not something we are used to.

“It is frustrating because things are not going the way we want.

“But as players we have to stand up, take responsibility and get better.

“We just have to keep believing.

“We are still confident. Everything is in place but for some reason, at the moment, we are not quite clicking and not quite firing.”

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