Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has said that he does not believe the match against City in the Premier league will be the title decider. Manchester United will go into the Manchester derby, which has already been hyped as the biggest game in the history of the Premier league, three points ahead of their arch rivals.
However, there is a real possibility that United could suffer a defeat at the Etihad stadium, which will put them level on points with Manchester City. City, then, would lead the table due to the fact that they have a significant advantage in terms of goal difference.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson may have termed this match as one of the most important in the history of the club, but Michael Carrick reckons otherwise. The former Tottenham midfielder has said that the players will be regarding this as yet another match in the Premier league season. Both clubs will be having two more matches following this encounter at the Etihad stadium. Michael Carrick also said that Manchester United will be kicking themselves if they do not win the title this season. United had an eight point advantage over City at the top of the table, but have allowed themselves to fall into this position in the last few matches.
"Obviously we're the two main contenders and this is going to be a big three points, but there will still be two games left to play and the way the last couple of weeks have gone, I don't think you can look at the derby as a decider. Who knows what might still happen? We can only look at this game as an opportunity to win three points. Don't get me wrong, it would be a massive step towards the title if we win, but it won't hand us the trophy," said Carrick.