Manchester United managed to get their third consecutive victory in the Premier League after a 3-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.
This was after wins over Arsenal and Crystal Palace in the previous matches. These victories have substantially improved the form of the club and they have now entered into contention for a top four spot. United are only four points behind Southampton in the third place and it will be only a matter of time before they go past the Saints as well. Such has been the renewed confidence within the team that Michael Carrick says that it is now possible for United to think about the title.
The upcoming December period sees United playing in six matches compared to the eight or nine for their opponents like Manchester City and Chelsea. This relatively low number of matches will help United recover much easier. Given that there are a lot of points to play during this time, Carrick reckons that United can get back into the title race if they win majority of those points. It is not surprising that the return of the England international has helped United win more matches. He has lifted five Premier League title since joining United in 2006.
"It was a good performance and a good win. We controlled the game from the start and played some really good football. Hopefully there will be more of the same on Tuesday. Our downfall this season is that we've had to change the team too much and we haven't had a consistent run with this squad. Hopefully that will change now and it's nice to have a game so quick so we can keep that momentum going," said Carrick while also going on to praise striker Robin van Persie, who scored against Hull City.