Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Carrick Rues a Lack of Ruthless Streak

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Carrick Rues a Lack of Ruthless Streak

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MICHAEL Carrick bemoaned United's 'sloppy' performance and lack of ruthlessness after they drew for the 14th time this season.

United's profligacy has been an recurring feature this season and Carrick lamented the complacency they displayed during a meandering second-half before Anderlecht scored.

"I think we were so in control in the first-half and we got sloppy," Carrick told BT Sport.

"We've got to kill teams off when we're in control of the game and make it easy for ourselves.

"It's frustrating because we should have won that game comfortably in the end and we haven't.

"They've had a chance and scored a header. Bitterly disappointed really.

"We need to be more ruthless, we've got to kill teams off. It's too comfortable, it was almost too easy at times, we got sloppy and lost possession and we didn't create the opportunities we should have and in the end 1-0 is one of them scorelines which is dangerous and it proved to be. …

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