Michael Carrick has sung the praises of Manchester United’s attacking forward line following the 3-1 result against Newcastle. Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie linked up brilliantly for the goals and Carrick is hoping for more of the same against Tottenham Hotspur today.

That’s four world-class players you’re talking about there. Going in to a game with those lads in your team gives us a real threat and a lot of confidence, knowing we can create chances and score goals. It clicked together nicely [against Newcastle] and hopefully in the weeks coming up we’ll see something similar. We had good possession, created some chances and looked dangerous. They started early on the counter-attack and that was something we had to be careful of. I thought we dominated the game and won it well in the end. Results breed confidence and the manager has been able to make more of a consistent selection, which helps. We’ve still had to change a couple of the defenders around a little [because of injuries] but, all in all, it’s been more of a consistent selection and I think that has helped us.