Date: 4th August 2009 at 8:06pm
Written by:

It looks like that ‘unrestrained optimism’ is the dish of the day at United. Everyone sings the praises of our new signings even though neither can be expected to keep us at the level of the past three seasons.

‘Michael has already done really well,’ he said, referring to Michael Owen who indeed did what could be expected of him so far.

‘He is a top player and I am sure he will score lots of goals for us.

‘Antonio joined us a little later for training so I have only seen a bit of him so far.

‘But he`s already shown what great qualities he has and I`m sure he will be a huge success.’


I’m not sure Carrick is aware of the huge burden he’s facing… though now I think about it, he’s had the same burden on his shoulders throughout last season but he coped magnificently. Hopefully he’ll be as assured and solid as last season and then we’ll have hope of having a successful campaign.