Michael Carrick doesn’t want Man United to settle for top four next season

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says there is no way Red Devils will settle for a top-four finish next season

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

Michael Carrick insists there is no way Manchester United will settle for a top-four finish next season.

The Red Devils are expected to finish the season in sixth or seventh place depending on results on the final day of the Premier League campaign after an abysmal defence of their title.

I am not saying we are going to win the league next season but that is what our goal is and anything less is not worth thinking about

Michael Carrick

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal is widely tipped to replace interim manager Ryan Giggs in the summer after David Moyes was sacked by the club last month.

And England international Carrick warned Van Gaal that the United players want to be competing at the very top of the table again despite such a poor season.

“There is no way we are settling for top four. That is not something we do here,” Carrick said.

“We can’t celebrate getting into the top four, that’s not worth celebrating. We want to be challenging right at the top.

“I am not saying we are going to win the league next season but that is what our goal is and anything less is not worth thinking about.”

Carrick added: “It is easy to say there will be wholesale changes because obviously we haven’t had a good season.

“But if you look within the squad, there are some good players here. There probably needs to be some changes in some way because that is natural with the situation we are in at the moment but you can’t change too much because it is hard.”

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