With just 13 points from its first 10 Premier League games, Manchester United is officially enduring its worst start to a season since 1986-87 -- the year Alex Ferguson replaced Ron Atkinson as head coach. Already 13 points adrift of league leader Chelsea, midfielder Michael Carrick admits the club’s point total is disappointing.
"Our points tally is very disappointing because it is nowhere near good enough for us,” the 33-year-old told the Manchester Evening News after the Red Devils’ 1-0 loss at Manchester City on Sunday. “But at the same time there are signs that we believe things can come good. We have shown some good signs. We are disappointed after today but not disheartened."
Captain Wayne Rooney noted that United was on top for much of the contest at the Etihad, despite playing for most of the game with ten men. He told MUTV: "I felt for long periods of the game we were the better team. We took control of the game with 10 men and created the better chances. We were unfortunate not to get anything out of the match and we're disappointed to leave with no points after a great effort."