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United midfielder not bothered by City

Michael Carrick says he doesn't monitor City's situation

By | 19th September 2013
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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has downplayed Sunday’s derby match against rivals Manchester City, insisting that instead of focusing on their rivals United are only interested in themselves and their own game. The Red Devils enter the match in a good run of form, with wins against both Crystal Palace and Bayer Leverkusen this week. The Red Devils found the back of the net at will in their last two fixtures with a 2-0 win and a 4-2 win, and Carrick insists that the club remains focused on their tasks.

“I don’t really bother too much about City to be fair because I am more interested in ourselves,” Carrick told the Manchester Evening News. “They are a top team with good players but I am more interested in what we’ve got and what we do.

“I don’t think you can look outside your own business. We concentrate on ourselves.”

Carrick has a lot to focus on in United’s midfield as the England international has recently welcomed new signing Marouane Fellaini to the club. The duo started alongside each other in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Bayer Leverkusen, and complemented each other well en route to David Moyes’ first European win with the club.

Carrick was as efficient as ever when it came to distributing passes from the center of the pitch, while Fellaini provided him more freedom to move forward as the Belgian provided size and power to give cover to United’s back four.

David Moyes will be relishing his first Manchester derby this Sunday as the club looks to wrap up an extremely difficult start to the Premier League season, having already played both Chelsea and Liverpool.

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