Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson’s desire to make it a Christmas to remember this year, starting with a win against QPR this weekend as Betfred bookmaker free bets are available to all.
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United were forced to face the ignominy of being dumped out of the Champions League last week at the group stage for only the third time in 17 years following defeat against Swiss outfit Basel, but were handed a timely boost when Manchester City lost to Chelsea to put them back in the title race.
United now sit just two points behind their fierce rivals in the league table, and Carrick has revealed that a passionate team-talk before their 1-0 win over Aston Villa earlier this month has inspired them to make the most of the festive period.
“He sat down with us the other day and just put things into perspective, reminded us what we’re here for and what this club is about.” The former Tottenham player said.
“It wasn’t a rant or anything, it was a simple talk, but the way he does it is like no one else.
“You could sense the whole room taking everything he was saying on board and really wanting to pull together and be prepared for what’s ahead.
“He’s always had a good response from us in the past and I’m sure he’ll get one between now and Christmas. That’s definitely our aim.” He added.
United go into the game against QPR with a worryingly long injury list that may force them to delve into the transfer market in January, with Darren Fletcher the latest to face a spell on the sidelines.
Fletcher is facing an indefinite spell away from football with a serious bowel illness, with fellow midfielders Tom Cleverly and Anderson out of action.
Elsewhere, regular first team players Nemanja Vidic, Javier Hernandez and both Da Silva twins are also out of action, while Michael Owen is also injured.