Carrick expecting Falcao to fire
Michael Carrick has backed Radamel Falcao to go on a scoring spree after he equalised for United in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.
The striker has struggled since his loan move from Monaco at the beginning of the season, but Carrick believes the best is yet to come from the Colombian.
Falco headed just his second goal of the season at Villa Park and Carrick now expects him to kick on and nail down a place in the starting XI, “It was a terrific header, so I’m pleased for him. After being out for a bit that’s him back and hopefully he can go on a bit of a streak now.
“It was a great run by Ashley (Young), a great ball and a great header. It was a nice goal all around and I’m pleased for Falcao.”
“He’s scored so many goals over the years and you feel when he gets the chance he’ll score,” said the United midfielder.
Carrick was less than impressed with his side’s failure to pick up all three points at Villa Park and he has challenged his team to bounce back over the busy Christmas period.
“We came here to win so we feel we let two points go,” added the defensive midfielder. “We controlled the first half and went a goal down from nothing.
“We didn’t create enough around their box to be a real threat. The second half was better and we felt we could go on and win it but the final cross didn’t really go for us.
“We felt we were in control of the game. When they went to 10 men we didn’t make the most of it.
“We tried things which maybe weren’t on so that’s a bit frustrating as we had the opportunity to put them under pressure.
“We would hope for more but we didn’t lose, we took a point and hopefully we can carry it on over Christmas and be stronger when we come out the other side in January.”
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