Carrick after Chelsea draw - 'A little disappointed, I can't lie.'

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd.


Sancho broke the deadlock on 50 minutes, capitalising on Jorginho's error to give United a shock lead after Chelsea had dominated.


Michael Carrick led Man Utd to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Michael Carrick led Man Utd to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw with Premier League table-toppers Chelsea and following the clash Michael Carrick said he was disappointed with how the Red Devils threw away their lead.


England international Jadon Sancho opened the scoring in the 50th minute with his first Premier League goal of the 2021-22 season to hand United the lead at Stamford Bridge, but his goal was cancelled out by a Jorginho penalty as both sides shared the spoils.


The west London club dominated much of the match on Sunday but weren’t clinical enough to score more goals, leaving them one point ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who beat West Ham 2-1 at the Etihad.

However, caretaker manager Carrick, who decided not to start Cristiano Ronaldo for the match on Sunday, hailed the performance of the team but wasn't pleased with the draw.

'Carrick - Disappointed'


Carrick told Sky Sports: "Disappointed actually. When you are in front in a game like this to have it taken away is disappointing. I'm proud of the players and the group all week.


“A difficult situation we tried to make the best of it. But there is that little bitter feeling. We came to win the game. A little disappointed, I can't lie.



"I don't think it was a penalty at all. They have had a lot of shots David had two saves which we knew before the game he would have to make one or two. Other than that I have felt quite comfortable in the game.


“Of course we want to be better. I am not getting carried away but I thought we defended well. I cannot fault the boys one bit.


"To come away disappointed and to feel like you have left something out there is a positive."


'Keane - United stayed in it'


Man Utd great Roy Keane thought his former side did okay at the Bridge [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Man Utd great Roy Keane thought his former side did okay at the Bridge [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Ex-Man Utd captain Roy Keane believes the point gained against the Blues was a good one: "Chelsea were always going to dominate the game today so it is no surprise to see the way it panned out. We thought United would have to pick their moments and said at half-time if they were going to take anything from the game it might need a bit of arrogance from Chelsea at the back, which is how it proved with the goal."


"United stayed in it. They gave away plenty of chances. To say they played well today? I don't think they even played well in the week, but they got a couple of good results and that is what you want to fall back on."




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