Michael Carrick happy with Manchester United's response to Olympiakos defeat

Last Updated: 09/03/14 2:11pm

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Michael Carrick: Manchester United midfielder was pleased with win at West Brom

Michael Carrick: Manchester United midfielder was pleased with win at West Brom

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick was happy with the team's response to their recent defeat in Greece as they beat West Brom 3-0 at The Hawthorns.

United had not been in action for 12 days since the 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.

But the visitors looked more assertive on their Premier League trip to the Midlands on Saturday as goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck gave them a deserved win.

"It was an important day for us, we had to bounce back," Carrick said.

"It feels like such a long time since the last game before the international matches, so we had to perform and really show that we are a good team.

"It's a tough place to come, so to win like we have is a big positive.

"We looked dangerous going forward and we defended well. All in all, we couldn't have asked for much more from our performance.

"It's been frustrating this season because, at times, performance-wise we have controlled matches and haven't come away with the results we wanted.

"You strive for the performances and want the results to follow, and here it did.

"We looked really dangerous going forward, we had really good penetration through the pitch and caused them problems all afternoon. We looked exciting going forward."

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