Manchester United dominated the possession and chances in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, yet we were the side to go a goal behind thanks to a brilliant freekick from Dimitri Payet.
However, Anthony Martial got United back in the game, scoring his 11th goal of the season, to force a replay.
Michael Carrick has revealed they are obviously relieved that they managed to equalise, but is disappointed we didn’t go on to win it.
We’ll take the draw in the end, but we were pressing for a winner and definitely wanted to win the game. I always felt we would get back in it but we just couldn’t get a winner. Of course there’s relief, it’s a big opportunity. It’s the FA Cup and we all want to go far in this competition. To go 1-0 down in the second half and then be pushing for a winner is positive.
It was a great free-kick but I thought we showed character to get back into the game and push for a winner – we just couldn’t get it. We were building pressure and probably had more opportunities. The final pass didn’t quite happen for us and we didn’t work the goalkeeper enough.
It’s the FA Cup, it was end-to-end at times and there was a lot happening in the box but I thought it
was a good cup tie. With penalty decisions, sometimes you get them and sometimes you don’t, so one goal each way is probably fair I think.