Michael Carrick looking forward to the Louis van Gaal era at Manchester United

Manchester United’s midfielder Michael Carrick is looking forward to the new era of football that is to unfold at Old Trafford under new manager Louis van Gaal, assuring fans that the club will learn from mistakes from last season.

Last season under David Moyes, Manchester United finished in 7th place in the Barclays Premier League, being knocked out in the 3rd round of the FA Cup and going out of the league cup on penalties to Sunderland. Not the high standard of positions and play that we have come to expect from Manchester United Football Club.

Speaking with Sky Sports News, Michael Carrick had this to say on last season:

“It’s not a nice feeling when things don’t go right

“You give your best as everyone did, sometimes it just doesn’t go for us and that was the case over too long a time really.

“You have dips and you expect to get over them quickly – and at times we showed that we were going to get over them – and then just as results and performances were changing we took a step back again. That was very frustrating.

“Looking back, it was a disappointing campaign, but we’ve got to learn from it. Never stop learning and take what we can. We’ve certainly still got enough quality in the squad – regardless of who is coming in this summer – to be up there challenging again.”

The one thing that Manchester United have already got right this summer, is getting the cheque-book out and making two signings already, one of which will no doubt partner Michael Carrick at some stage next season, Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

Carrick had this to say on United’s new midfielder:

“I’ve played against him and he’s a terrific player. The more quality you have, the better. He is certainly right up there. I’m sure he’s looking forward to starting, getting the first game under his belt and fitting in.

“We’ll certainly make him feel as welcome as we can.”

Louis van Gaal will come straight into the club after finishing with the Netherlands national squad in the World Cup over in Brazil, and Michael Carrick is more than looking forward to it. He added:

“I’m not going into this season any different to how I have any other

“Whether you win or lose, the next season you’ve got to start again, doing it all over again.

“Last season counts for nothing, for everyone. We go into this fresh and really positive and looking forward to a successful campaign.”