Carrick tells Man Utd staff he would've 'loved to' have watched Chelsea win as fan
24th February 2019

The United coach, who won five Premier Leagues and a Champions League with the club, was stunned at the support during the 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wrote in his programme notes: “It’s unbelievable, the atmosphere our fans create.

“When the coaching staff were sat together afterwards Michael Carrick said to all of us, ‘I’d have loved to have been in that away end tonight.'

“In every game we always hope that as a team we play well and get everyone off their seats.”

Then-player Carrick and Phil Jones were both in the away end at Anfield in January 2016 to see United win 1-0 thanks to Wayne Rooney's winner.

Meanwhile, David De Gea has been encouraged by United’s form and given hope of signing a new contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of next season.

He said: “I think it is true to say we’ve been defending better, we’ve been giving away less chances and conceding less.

“I think that’s fundamental for any team, to have a strong base in defence. At the same time we are creating a lot more chances and scoring more goals.

“Generally the whole team is playing better.

“We are on an upward curve. What we have to do is to keep on improving as a team and do the best we possibly can until the end of the season.”

Manchester United face Liverpool in what promises to be a crunch game for both sides.

United are of course looking to secure a top-four finish and qualify for the Champions League but can also put a major dent in their rivals' pursuit of a maiden Premier League title.

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