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Michael Carrick insists that Manchester United won't celebrate top four finish

After several months of Manchester United being seemingly stuck in 6th position, unable to break into the upper echelons of the Premier League’s top four, Jose Mourinho’s side could finally find themselves moving up the table this weekend, should results go their way. Anything other than a win for Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening would see United replace them in fifth, provided that Mourinho’s team beats Watford at Old Trafford earlier in the day, and should Hull City pull off a surprise victory over Arsenal at The Emirates, United could finish the weekend in fourth place.

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Even so, Michael Carrick has insisted that a top four finish will not be a cause for celebration come the end of this season. Speaking to The Mirror, the former England midfielder offered the following:

“It’s not something we’d celebrate, if we finished third, fourth or even second. You only celebrate when you win, but the Champions League is a big part of this club. It’s where you want to play, it’s where the best players want to play,

“So in terms of attracting players and all that type of stuff, the club is geared up for that, of course it is, but you can only celebrate winning, really, and finishing top.”

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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