Veteran Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick feels that the Red Devils are finally moving on from Sir, Alex Ferguson era. The 35-year-old England international can, at last, see the light at the end of the tunnel after the club’s frustrating last couple of seasons.
The decorated English club haven’t won a single Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Three months into the start of the season, Manchester United find themselves 6th in the league table with just 20 points from 13 games also marking their worst ever start to a league campaign since the year 1989.
But Michael Carrick, who spent just over a decade at Old Trafford believes that Manchester United are slowly finding their feet under new manager Jose Mourinho.
Carrick said: "It was never going to happen overnight, I don't think we were ever going to suddenly move on so quickly - he (Ferguson) had been here so long."
“But there are certain signs that we are getting there, I can say that. I know we are well away in the league, but there are signs that we can feel something is coming. But only time will tell that."
Carrick believes that his team has been performing to their best but are unable to get favourable results in the end, and it’s just the matter of luck that seems to be missing for the club right now.
"All the games have been pretty similar. Even when we haven't had the results, we feel we should have won all the games that we have drawn, which is hard to take."
The English midfielder also added that just playing well isn't the main goal for the team, but it is to win games convincingly that they are looking for. Things haven’t gone according to plan in the Premier League, but United did have some convincing wins in the Cup ties this season.
"At the same time, it is hard to get too down because the performances have not just deserved to win the games but to win them quite well."
“There have been occasions in the cups where we have played well and the goals have gone in. It hasn't quite happened in the league for a number of reasons but if we keep playing like that we will be okay."
Carrick is convinced that Manchester United haven’t had the worst of starts like it is being reported and that they should be judged on their performances and hard work in the games rather than just the results.
The 35-year-old believes that there is plenty of positives that he has seen so far both collectively and individually and should be set for better results for the remainder of the season.
"With our performances and the feeling within the game, it doesn't feel like we have had such a bad start."
"You are judged on results, that is what the business is, but at the same time you get a feeling and you gauge it on performances as well."
"It is not something where you just flick a switch and everything is all right, you have to build as a team."
"But there are a lot of positives from individual and team performances and, for the rest of the season, I think we will be all right."
Manchester United thrashed West Ham United 4-1 in the EFL Cup tie earlier this week and will be hoping to repeat the same kind of performance against Everton later this week in the Premier League.
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