Carrick: United have the nerve to win the title

14 April 2008
Michael Carrick believes Manchester United have the experience to cope with a nerve-wracking end to the season and won't be fazed by a title decider at Chelsea on April 26. United's victory over Arsenal on Sunday means it is almost certainly a two-horse race for the championship beween the Old Trafford side.Avram Grant's Blues and it could all be decided at Stamford Bridge before the end of the season.

But United midfielder Carrick is remaining calm.

Carrick said: "We're not thinking about that game against Chelsea yet. We're just thinking a game at a time. We're in a good position in the league and it's up to us. If we keep winning we'll be ok."

United are currently top of the table, six points ahead of second-placed Chelsea. But the Blues now have two games in four days - against Wigan at home tonight and away at Everton on Thursday - which means they could be level by the end of the week.

Even so Carrick believes the current champions will take it all in their stride.

He said: "It's about experience. As players you learn as you go, from good experiences and bad. We've progressed and improved and that helps us.

"We have experience of winning the league last year and we have a lot of people in our squad who have won a lot of titles."