Carrick disappointed with Anderlecht draw

Michael Carrick has expressed his frustration after Manchester United let in a late goal against Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Red Devils had a 1-0 lead over their hosts in the first leg of their quarter-final tie thanks to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s strike, but they conceded an equaliser in the 86th minute to finish level at 1-1.

Carrick was disappointed with the outcome but remains optimistic about progressing to the semi-final stage.

“It’s bitterly disappointing,” he said, according to the club’s official website. “We need to be more ruthless – it’s as simple as that. I thought we played well in the first half but we were too comfortable.

“We need to get ourselves in a better position to make it easier for ourselves. We’re getting in some great positions to make that final pass. One-nil would have been fine and a draw isn’t the end of the world but at the same time we’re better than that.

“We’ll take the draw and take it back to Old Trafford and we’ll have to do it all over again. We’re still in a good position going into the second leg, but it’s just frustrating.”

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