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Manchester United star 'frustrated' with Southampton result

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has admitted his side were left feeling 'frustrated and disappointed' after their draw with Southampton.

The Premier League champions were just one minute away from sealing the three points when Southampton defender Dejan Lovren cancelled out Robin van Persie's 26th-minute opener.

The result leaves United in eighth place - eight points behind early pacesetters Arsenal.

United manager David Moyes has come under-fire for the Red Devils' poor start to the season, however Carrick believes the players should take responsibility for their sloppy start to the campaign.

Carrick, speaking after United's 1-1 draw with Southampton, told MUTV: “We are frustrated and disappointed. We just needed a second goal, and we created enough but their ‘keeper made some terrific saves.

“We had opportunities, but I felt comfortable in the game. Even though we weren’t dominating in terms of possession, I felt quite comfortable with how it was going.

“I thought we defended well, but they only needed that one chance. We go away disappointed again, as we have done recently, and it’s frustrating because things haven’t gone the way we wanted them to. But, as players, we have to stand up, take responsibility and get better.

“We thought we would see it out and were confident that we could get another one, so frustrated is probably the word. We weren’t at our best, and we know that, but at the same time I thought we created enough to win the game.”

Carrick has called on his teammates to bounce back from their weekend setback when they take on La Liga side Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Wednesday.

United currently sit joint top of Group A - having picked up an impressive point at Shakhtar Donetsk and all three points against Bayer Leverkusen.

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