Wednesday, 9th April, 2014

Michael Carrick is sure that this season's disappointments for Manchester United will not lead to a lowering of targets at Old Trafford.

Manchester United headed into the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich with the scores locked at 1-1 after the first leg.

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A shock looked to be on the cards after Patrice Evra hit an unstoppable volley in the 58th minute. But Bayern Munich were stirred into life and equalised just 22 seconds later when Mario Mandzukic headed the ball home.

Further goals from Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben then finished Manchester United off.


But despite Manchester United sitting seventh in the Premier League, Carrick says the Red Devils simply won't aim to get back in the Champions League next season but will be aiming for the title.

"It was always going to be tough tonight and we're not in the Champions League next season, not necessarily because of tonight but because we have been weak and haven't been good enough over the season", he told Sky Sports.

"We need to finish the season as best we can and get ready for next season and come back believing we can win the title and qualify for the Champions League next season."

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