Carrick: Man Utd can win Premier League

Michael Carrick has said that if Manchester United are close to the top of the Premier League table after Christmas, they can go on to win the title, ESPN has reported.

Carrick played on Sunday as United beat Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford, the victory maintaining Louis van Gaal’s side in third place, eight points behind leaders Chelsea. They are five adrift of neighbours and defending champions Manchester City and have won their last six games.

It’s been a turnaround in form for United, who initially struggled under van Gaal, with the club well off the pace before embarking on their current run, but Carrick says United never stop working to get to the upper echelon of the division.

“We are always looking at how we can get to the top,” he confirmed. “All in all we are in a pretty decent position at the moment. We need to stay up there, we need to stay in touch, then come Christmas and come January, as we’ve said for many years now, if we are up there challenging then we will give ourselves a great chance.”

United last claimed the title in the 2012-13 season, Sir Alex Ferguson’s last at the helm and the club’s 20th in total, the highest number of titles won by any English side.

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