Too early to write off United:Car­rick

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MANCH­ESTER United have not given up on their Premier League ti­tle hopes yet de­spite drop­ping eight points be­hind lead­ers Liver­pool, mid­fielder Michael Car­rick has said.

United have made a mixed start un­der man­ager Jose Mour­inho and have drawn crit­i­cism for their lack of killer-in­stinct in front of goal, hav­ing scored 16 times in 11 league games.

“We want to be at the top chal­leng­ing. We've had some ups and downs along the way, it's not to say that we've given up on win­ning things just yet,” Car­rick told Sky Sports.

“It’s too early for that and we’ve got too much qual­ity and too much of a good team and squad to give up on any­thing. We just don’t feel we've got the re­sults our per­for­mances have war­ranted, we know it can change.

“There’s still so much to play for and we still be­lieve that when it comes near the end and when it counts we’ll be right up there.”

Next up for United is a clash against fourth-placed Arse­nal and Car­rick hoped his team would make a state­ment of in­tent against the Gun­ners at Old Trafford on Satur­day.

“Arse­nal have got some re­ally good play­ers. When it clicks for them they are a very danger­ous team and they’ve shown in their start to the sea­son how danger­ous they can be,” he added.

“But I think we can be quite danger­ous as well and we prob­a­bly haven’t quite clicked into top gear which, in some ways is a good thing, be­cause we know there’s plenty to come.” — su­pers­port

Michael Car­rick

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