Michael Carrick believes that Manchester United have finally found the winning formula and that their 2-1 win against Liverpool on Sunday highlighted they've finally turned a corner.
Louis Van Gaal has struggled to impose his style onto his team since arriving at Old Trafford in July, with United coming under intense scrutiny for serving up some insipid football during the Dutchman's first eight months at the helm.
Was it the "Philosophy"? Was it just a case of "Lads, it's Tottenham"? Or was it just a fluke? Whatever it was, things took a huge step to improving for Manchester United last week, in perhaps the most complete and satisfying display since the Sir Alex era drew to a close.
FA Cup defeat to Arsenal had steeped pressure on Louis van Gaal and his side, leaving them desperate to take points from rivals if a top four spot was to be obtained and with further tricky fixtures to follow, the Reds made an ideal start ahead of their trip to Anfield on Sunday.
Michael Carrick: Manchester United will aim for second place - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has claimed that the Red Devils have the second spot in their sights after producing a fantastic display to beat Tottenham by 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed striker Robin van Persie will miss the Red Devils' upcoming league clash against Sunderland, while striker James Wilson is fit to face the Black Cats.
Manchester United hoping to seal early summer transfer for Argentine star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from English Media Outlet Mirror, Manchester United are lining up a summer move for Argentine star Lucas Biglia. The report states that United were interested in the 29 year old midfielder in January but the Italian club refused any sort of deal.
A broken plane, a broken dream, a broken heart, a broken team, no word said, a silent vow, we loved you then, we love you now.
Off the back of an emotional week United take what will undoubtedly be a difficult trip to London for Sunday's fixture against West Ham. It will be important to play with the spirit of those lost on that bleak February night.
After an insipid performance against Cambridge, Manchester United returned to winning ways, dispatching Leicester 3-1 as they banished the demons of the 5-3 capitulation earlier in the season.
Louis Van Gaal had demanded more goals from his players and he was pleased with what he saw, as United scored three and could have probably had one or two more, but there's still plenty of room for improvement.
Just when it seemed like they were finally getting healthy, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Michael Carrick will miss up to a month of action for Manchester United after rupturing a muscle.
Carrick is set to miss Premier League games against Leicester, West Ham, Burnley and Swansea and the FA Cup replay against Cambridge, plus a potential fifth-round tie against either Preston North End or Sheffield United.
Louis Van Gaal has confirmed Michael Carrick will miss the next four weeks with ruptured muscle, while Ashley Young is close to return to first team action.
Carrick's injury is the latest blow for United, though it might open the door for Ander Herrera and give the Spaniard the chance to establish himself as a regular figure in the team over the next month.
Manchester United bounced back from their FA Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal with a convincing victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney sent the Red Devils just two points behind Manchester City and one behind Arsenal.
With the crunch clash at Anfield against rivals Liverpool to come next Sunday, the win over Spurs, which effectively ended any hope of the visitors making the top four, was the perfect way to prepare.
In an interview with the Evening News, Ander Herrera was made aware that Paul Scholes was the last midfielder to get in double figures for United. In the 2004-05 season Scholes scored 12 goals. Herrera is on five and is keen to emulate Scholes.
Paul Scholes is maybe the biggest midfielder in the United history.