Carrick: We can win the league

Michael Carrick is convinced Manchester United can still win the Premier League this season, despite sitting 13 points off the pace at the top.

The Red Devils currently find themselves fifth in the top-flight standings following their 3-0 midweek win over Stoke City, and head to Stamford Bridge to face defending champions Chelsea on Sunday.

And, Carrick feels another three-point haul in west London this weekend could spark a run that could help them reel in surprise leaders Leicester City, who saw off Manchester City 3-1 on Saturday to go five points clear at the top.

The England international told Super Sunday: “Sunday’s a big game for us, of course, it is. If we can go there and get the win, it puts us in a good position.

“But then we have to go and do it all over again the week after. It’s week by week now and we are coming to the time of year where it’s almost the business end where things are won and lost.

“We still want to be up there challenging and fighting and giving ourselves every opportunity to still finish on top.

“I’ve been here for a while now and there’s been seasons where it hasn’t gone so well up until now and you find yourself putting a run together, winning games and you end up having a successful season.

“That’s the focus from now, really. This season almost starts now for us – putting a run together and hopefully ending up with some silverware again.”