Michael Carrick: Terrible way for United to finish week

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says they have no excuses for defeat at Bournemouth.

Junior Stanislas opened the scoring at the Vitality Stadium and, after Marouane Fellaini equalised with a first-half finish, former United Academy graduate Joshua King bagged a 54th-minute winner.

“We are bitterly disappointed and it is a terrible way to finish the week,” Carrick told MUTV after the final whistle on the South Coast.”

“We wanted to bounce back today. We have left ourselves short again, the set-pieces have killed us.”

“We had chances and they had chances but it is about the result and we haven’t got the result, so it’s the end to a very disappointing week.”

“I could say excuses but you get injuries and you have to deal with them,” he said.

“That is why we have got the squad and that is why we are the club we are because, through the season, you are going to get injuries and that is part and parcel of it.”

“It is not easy to do but you have still got to go out there, perform and win matches.”

“We have got to get back to doing that as quickly as possible.”

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