Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was very disappointed at his sides inability to come away from their trip to Leicester with all three points.
The Reds fell behind early to a Jamie Vardy strike, as the forward broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record by scoring in his 11th consecutive game. Man United got back into the game through Bastian Schweinsteiger on the stroke of half-time but were unable to produce many opportunities to find a winner in the second period.
Carrick was making his return to United’s starting lineup, having recovered from an ankle injury he sustained on international duty for England. He partnered Schweinsteiger in midfield and the pair did extremely well to hold onto the ball and retain possession, but neither could provide the killer instinct required for all three points.
“We felt that we would be better in the second half and that that we would push on and look to win the game like we always do,” Carrick told MUTV.
“We thought if we kept playing then the [winning] goal would come but we never really got enough clear-cut chances, just a couple of bits and pieces from set-plays.
“To get back into the game after going one goal down, especially with the form Leicester are in, we could maybe take positives from that. But really we’re disappointed with the result as we came here to win the game.”
It was a frustrating game for both fans and players alike as United kept the ball throughout the second half. With 69% possession, it was a huge disappointment to come away from the game having only had two shots on target, with the Reds struggling to create anything substantial.
It has been a problem for the side this season and many fans feel something needs to change. United have been poor in the final third in recent weeks, struggling for goals, and have relied on their defence to earn them points with some stellar performances. Carrick was clearly left annoyed that his side couldn’t take top spot off Leicester and will have to wait until next week against West Ham to try and get back to the summit of the Premier League.