Premier League: Michael Carrick always confident Manchester United would recover

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Michael Carrick insists he was always confident Manchester United would recover from what he admits was a shocking start to the season.

After early season failures to beat Chelsea, Liverpool or Manchester City, Sunday's result also quashes the claim that Moyes may struggle against United's major rivals. And that should ease the nerves of the fans who remain uncertain about Moyes being the right man to take on the unenviable challenge of replacing Ferguson. But Carrick always felt there would be some period of transition required after such a seismic change. "Obviously with the new manager and new staff coming together and gelling, (defeating Arsenal) helps the feeling within the club," he said. "It is easy to jump on the bandwagon when we have lost a game or two and people are saying it is all wrong. "We knew that wasn't the case but this result has put us in a better position and now there is a bit of stability."

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