Carrick: It was a big disappointment


Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed that it was a big disappointment to lose to Southampton over the weekend.

Dusan Tadic scored the only goal in the game to halt United's 12-match unbeaten run.

"It was a big disappointment," Michael told MUTV, ManUtd.com reported.

"It was a blow to lose that game I think in the way it panned out. Not that we created a load of chances, but at the same time there was nothing in the game for them and we looked comfortable.

"We looked the one team that was looking to score a goal. To concede like we did - out of nowhere pretty much - and to lose the game was hugely disappointing. With where they are in the league, with them being in the same situation as us - wanting to push on and be closer to the top - it was a big day for us and we have let one slip."

Carrick also concedes that Southampton are rivals for the Champions League qualification places.

"They have got to be right in there, they are now so we have to give them credit and respect them for where they are now.

"For us, it is just about looking at ourselves and getting back to some sort of run and some sort of form that breeds momentum again, so that we are looking upwards and looking ahead again. You don’t want to be battling for third or fourth place, we want to be up there, right at the top and that is the challenge that we have got to set ourselves.

"You have to start again. I think regardless of the result, you have to start again from week to week. It is not going to knock us too much because we will learn from the mistakes. We are certainly disappointed but we will look to bounce back next week.”

Written by @SimonOmokhua


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