Carrick salutes battling United

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Michael Carrick has paid tribute to his Manchester United teammates after a hard-fought victory in Romania last night.

The Red Devils moved up to second in Champions League Group C with a 2-0 win at the Bucharest National Stadium, with two Wayne Rooney penalties only slightly overshadowed by Nemanja Vidic's second-half red card against Otelul Galati.

After draws against Benfica and FC Basel in the opening two rounds of fixtures, Sir Alex Ferguson's side have now set their sights on overtaking the Portuguese side at the top of the table, and Carrick is urging the players to build on their latest success.

“It was good at times and not so good at others. We expected a tough game though. People expected us to come here and score a lot of goals and for it to be an easy night but we knew it was going to be tough," Carrick told the official United website.

“We had to be patient and in the end we came through. We are delighted with the three points. It’s a much-needed win and it’s been a long time coming. We’re up and running now and hopefully we can keep the momentum up.

“It was a dubious sending off at best, really, so we are disappointed with that. I thought I might have played at centre-half for a bit longer, but the boss changed it and after that we were pretty comfortable."


All attentions have now turned to this weekend's Manchester derby against 'noisy neighbours' City, with victory needed to replace Roberto Mancini's side at the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

After two tough trips in four days, Carrick is hoping victory at Old Trafford will bring a successful end to a tough run of fixtures for Ferguson's side.

“It’s a massive game, obviously. It’s been a tough week but the first two games have gone okay and hopefully we can finish it off well.”

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