Man United don’t get enough credit, claims Michael Carrick

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes the Red Devils deserve more credit for their achievements this term

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

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United deserve more credit after storming to their 13th Premier League title on Monday night.

Robin van Persie’s hat-trick secured a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford which left the Red Devils 16 points clear and handed them a 20th top-flight crown.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have all disappointed this term, with many suggesting United’s title triumph was aided by the poor form of their rivals.

But Carrick insists Sir Alex Ferguson’s men deserve praise after bouncing back from last season’s disappointment and winning the Premier League crown in style.

“It is strange,” Carrick was quoted as saying in the Daily Express.

“Every time we have won the title, people say it has always been because other teams have let themselves down.

“I have been here seven years, and twice we have lost it, we have been written off massively, but we have come back and won it again.

“It seems we are never quite good enough. You can never please everyone. To do that would need a clean sweep of trophies, which is highly unlikely.”

Carrick has scored once and made four assists in 33 Premier League appearances, earning a place on the six-man shortlist to win the PFA player of the year award.

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