UNITED Car­rick still cau­tious af­ter Tyne and cheer

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By CIARAN KELLY

UNITED’S come­back win against New­cas­tle was ‘a big mo­ment for the club,’ but Michael Car­rick has vowed not to ‘get car­ried away with things.’

For the sec­ond time in seven months, Jose Mour­inho’s side re­cov­ered from a two-goal deficit at half-time to turn the game on its head.

Kenedy and Yoshi­nori Muto had given the vis­i­tors a de­served 2-0 lead at Old Traf­ford af­ter just 10 min­utes but United ral­lied af­ter the break and, in­spired by man-of-the-match Paul Pogba, scored three goals in the last 20 min­utes. At­ten­tion now turns to a tough run of fix­tures in­clud­ing Chelsea and Ju­ven­tus, and Car­rick be­lieves it is too early to say whether United have turned the cor­ner af­ter such a poor start to the sea­son.

“I’m not go­ing to get car­ried away with things, time will tell that,” he said. “There’s no point in me sit­ting here say­ing, ‘This could be this, it could be that.’ It was a big mo­ment for us, a big mo­ment for the club. A big mo­ment for the play­ers.

“I was proud of the lads. The way they re­sponded, dug in, found a way to win and showed real char­ac­ter.

“It’s a tough place to be when you are out there and things aren’t go­ing well and you find your­self 2-0 down so early in a game, so I was re­ally proud with the way the boys turned it around.

“We’ve got big games com­ing up now and are ob­vi­ously look­ing to get good re­sults from them and kick on and im­prove things.”

Mean­while, An­der Her­rera and Mar­cos Rojo are both back in train­ing ahead of next week’s trip to Chelsea.

Her­rera has only made one Premier League start this sea­son, in the home de­feat to Spurs, and an an­kle in­jury has kept him side­lined ever since.

How­ever, a video posted on the mid­fielder’s In­sta­gram page has given United a boost as he could be avail­able for the trip to Stam­ford Bridge af­ter the in­ter­na­tional break. The video showed him work­ing on his shoot­ing skills at Car­ring­ton while a num­ber of his team­mates were away on in­ter­na­tional duty.

The 29-year-old also re­vealed that Rojo is back in train­ing hav­ing missed the start to the new cam­paign.

Rojo started for the Un­der-23s at Old Traf­ford last month but his re­cov­ery was pushed back fur­ther as he hob­bled off in the sec­ond half of the game.

The re­turn of Rojo and Her­rera would leave just Jesse Lin­gard, Luke Shaw and Ne­manja Matic as po­ten­tial doubts.

There’s hope Lin­gard will be fit to fea­ture against Chelsea, while Matic with­drew from the Ser­bia squad with a back in­jury.

Shaw is also nurs­ing a knock.

Michael Car­rick

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.