Carrick sends threatening message to Manchester United's rivals

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United have the firepower to be a threat to any team.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has backed his side’s strike force to terrify their Premier League rivals.

The England international believes that Louis van Gaal’s side have enough firepower in attack to intimidate and get the better of some well established and experienced defences up and down the country.

Both Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie have been scorers in recent weeks, with Colombian striker Radamel Falcao returning to fitness and providing an option for the club off of the bench.

“When you have got Robin and Wayne scoring, and Falcao coming off the bench and nearly scoring, we'll be a threat to anyone,” Carrick is quoted by the Daily Mail.

“You want those boys when they're flying and it's scary to play against.”

“What Robin and Wayne did against Hull, we've seen that happen so often in the past and hopefully we'll see that in the coming weeks again. When you've got those lads scoring goals and creating chances it gives the whole team huge confidence and belief.”

United seriously struggled over the opening part of the season but have found a way to get results in recent weeks, regardless of the fact Louis van Gaal has been forced to constantly deal with injuries throughout the season.

It’s made it difficult for him to find a way to fit Rooney, RVP and Falcao into the same team, but he may opt to take that gamble this evening with Angel Di Maria one of the latest in the treatment room.

United have battled their way to fourth place and they are now hunting down Southampton, who are three points ahead of them in the table.

The aim was always to get into and consolidate in the top four and Carrick firmly, and rightly, believes that the side’s attacking players should have enough about them to at least keep the side in fourth place.

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