Manchester, United KingdomManchester United's Wayne Rooney (on ground) celebrates with Michael Carrick (L), Jonny Evans (top) and Ashley Young, after scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Old Traffo
Manchester United moved to the third position on the league table with six wins in a row giving something for the fans to feel proud about during Christmas holidays. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Michael Carrick, Manchester United midfielder, wishes that the team should not only target for a Champions League position but also win the 21st English title. Manchester smashed Newcastle with a 3-1 score last Friday, which gave the team their seventh victory in over 8 matches. Thus far, Manchester United is already on the third place with only ten points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea and their neighbouring Manchester City seven points ahead of them.

"We're continuing to look up and will continue to try to catch them (City and Chelsea)," Michael Carrick said in an interview. "We're not satisfied with third, it's obviously an improvement and we're getting better but we want to keep looking up."

Last season Manchester United failed to get to Europe's showpiece tournament under the management of David Moyes and then manager Ryan Giggs, after the Scot was sacked. The Manchester United's minimum target is to finish the game top four. Because of the recovery of Carrick from an ankle injury at the start of November, the urge of the Manchester United to win was fuelled. The Old Trafford giants missed two points since the return of the England international. Alex Ferguson, United's former manager described the 33-year-old Carrick as "the best English player in the game".

However, Carrick opposed this and said that the new manager Louis van Gaal is getting benefits from his team of powerful attacking weapons. On Boxing Day, manager van Gaal showed some desirable attacking style of the four great players: Radamel Falcao, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. According to Carrick, going into a game with four world-class players gives the team real threat and a lot of confidence knowing that they have the ability to create chances and score goals.

Before Carrick signed for Manchester United, he was once a player of Spurs for couple of years, and he said that he and his team members must not only settle on punishing schedule as they head to White Hart Lane just 43 hours after disposing of Newcastle. He further claimed that going to Tottenham is always a tough game.