Michael Carrick speaks exclusively to ManUtd.com ahead of the eagerly-awaited derby...
I guess the latest twists prove you can’t take anything for granted...
That’s right. Every time we’ve won the league since I’ve been here it’s gone right down to the last couple of games. We’ve never won it with loads of games to spare. It just doesn’t happen. Throughout the season you drop points and you can drop points at any time. We went on an incredible run after Christmas and put ourselves into a good position. And we’re still in a good position. We’re three points in front with three games to go. I think some people have forgotten that!
How disappointing was it to let Everton back into the game?
It was disappointing, yeah. There’s no getting away from that. But you have to bounce back and move on. It was a bit of a freakish game, to be honest. Certainly, I’ve never been involved in a game like that with United where we draw 4-4 at home after being in such a commanding position. We were all disappointed after the game but you have to pick yourself up and move on. We could be in worse positions, you know. We’re still top of the league and in the driving seat.
What do you expect from the derby - will it be tense?
Who knows! Sometimes they can be cagey and then