Carrick focused on title hunt
Michael Carrick is hoping Man Utd can seal a third consecutive Premier League title as quickly as possible.
By Chris Burton
Last Updated: 08/05/09 8:59am
Michael Carrick is hoping Manchester United can seal a third consecutive Premier League title as quickly as possible.
The Red Devils are well on course to achieve that ambition, as they currently lead the way by three points with four games of their season remaining.
They now need just seven more points to clinch the crown and add a top flight winners' medal to the Carling Cup and Fifa Clup World Cup gongs they have already secured this season.
Sir Alex Ferguson's men also have a UEFA Champions League final date with Barcelona to look forward to on 27th May, with Arsenal put to the sword in a gripping semi-final contest on Tuesday.
Before attentions can turn to Rome, though, United are keen to establish their domestic dominance, with Carrick aware of how important the next few weeks will be to the club's campaign.
"We are well aware there's a bit of league business to sort out before we go to Rome," he told the club's official website.
"We've got some big games coming up.
"When they come round you want to perform to your best, this is the time when it counts in terms of trophies."
Should United taste European glory for a second consecutive season they will become the first team to successfully defend the trophy in the Champions League era.
Carrick believes the chance to re-write the history books will work as an added incentive to Ferguson's men and insists everyone connected with the club is determined to ensure the opportunity is not allowed to pass.
He added: "What we achieved last season will give us a lot of confidence ahead of this year's finale.
"Winning the Champions League was incredible and to repeat it would be amazing.
"Doing that means we'd create history which is something this club does well. Hopefully we can be part of that."