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Michael Carrick: Man United players have not discussed winning a treble

by Tanveer Arayan

Michael Carrick insists Manchester United players have not talked about winning a treble this season under Jose Mourinho

The side won the EFL Cup earlier in the campaign which was their first major trophy under Mourinho following the 3-2 victory over Southampton at Wembley Stadium.

Although they’ve been in sixth place in the Premier League since November, they’re within touching distance of a Champions League qualification and are in a good position in the FA Cup and the Europa League.

Speaking ahead of Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea, Carrick is fearful some may be getting too ahead of themselves.

“I think that is getting too far ahead of yourself as a player,” he said.

“You have to concentrate on the next game, the next week. If you start thinking about the trophies that you can win and count them off too early then it tends to come back and bite you.

“To be honest there has been no talk about that in the dressing room. It is step by step. We enjoyed Sunday. We have moved on now, it is all about this week now with the Chelsea game and then Rostov, with everything else in the background. Literally no further than that.

“You have to shoot that down. It is dangerous to get ahead of yourself. Of course it doesn’t stop you thinking in the back of your mind as a target to achieve that but to start to trying to predict what it would be like if you did this or that could be quite dangerous.”

The side have done a brilliant job so far this season as performances have undoubtedly improved, but a Champions League spot is the main aim, and players must stay focused, as Carrick claims.

Should they beat Chelsea it’ll be a massive confidence boost but it’ll be brilliant for Mourinho to have a player as experienced as Carrick guiding the youngsters in the dressing room.

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