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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has urged his teammates not to dwell on last night's frustrating goalless draw at Newcastle.

The Red Devils were denied a penalty late in the game at St James' Park, and the 29-year-old felt United were unlucky not to be given an opportunity to secure three more vital points.

"I thought it was a penalty. I've (since) seen an angle on the TV and there is contact there," Carrick said in an interview with MUTV.

"I was screaming for a penalty and I thought it was [going to be] another late goal for us. Obviously it's disappointing it wasn't given."

Sir Alex Ferguson's side are still well positioned in the race for the Barclays Premier League title, sitting top of the table with a seven-point cushion over nearest challengers Arsenal.


 

But last night's result will have given renewed hope to the Gunners who, along with a game in hand over United will also look to bridge the gap when the two sides meet on 1 May.

"We thought we played well enough in the second half to score a goal at least. Giggsy had a chance or two and Chicha had the penalty shout," Carrick continued.

"We came here to win the game so we're obviously disappointed. At the moment the draw feels more like two points dropped."

Despite the disappointment, Carrick has called for a quick refocus as Manchester United prepare to welcome an in-form Everton side to Old Trafford this weekend.

"We'll have to take it and move on. We're still in a good position and Saturday's game will be another big one for us."

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