English Premiership

Carrick not sure of United stay

2016-05-30 10:25
Michael Carrick controls possession for Manchester United (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick believes it is more important that the Red Devils win trophies than that they play an attractive brand of football.

Recently-departed manager Louis van Gaal delivered United their first trophy in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era when his side won this season's FA Cup, but it did not save him from the sack.

Van Gaal was repeatedly criticised for the 'boring' style of play that United adopted during his tenure, and there have been concerns expressed in some quarters that his replacement, Jose Mourinho, will not bring the attacking football that fans of the Manchester outfit crave.

However, Carrick, whose future at the club is in some doubt, is of the opinion that fans will soon forget about style if United are winning.

"There is going to be change, without doubt. He is coming in and he is his own man, he's got an unbelievable track record and obviously everyone is looking for quick results and that's how it is," the midfielder told Sky Sports.

"I'm not sure exactly the situation of who he is bringing in or anything like that just yet, we will have to wait and see on that one. For me, I'm hopeful, no news as of yet but we'll have to wait and see what happens next week.

"I think his track record speaks for itself, I think it is a good fit. It is about winning at the end of the day. I know there is a lot of talk about styles - play this way, play that way, but it is about winning.

"You have to be No 1, you have to be winning trophies, and if you can do that with a bit of style and a bit of flair then obviously that's the perfect match but, first and foremost, it is about winning and getting back on top."

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