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“We will bounce back” says United midfielder ahead of Huddersfield clash

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has vowed his side “will bounce back” after the weekend’s defeat to Newcastle United.

The Red Devils dropped three points at St James Park last Saturday, seeing them slip to 16 points behind league leaders and rivals Manchester City in the Premier League.

United travel to Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup this weekend, and Carrick has called on his team-mates for a reaction following their shock defeat on Tyneside.

“There is definitely a determination to put it right,” said Carrick on the defeat to the Magpies, “You can’t ignore the fact that, when you have a bad result or two, here there is criticism and scrutiny that comes with it.

“You expect it and get used to it. The feeling from me and the lads in general is a determination to get back out there and put it right and bounce back. You can’t sit and mope about it. It is what it is and that’s why we play for this club. There is a responsibility to do well and you have to deal with it.”

United came out 2-0 winners when the two sides met in the Premier League earlier this month.

The former England international however remains wary of the threat posed by David Wagner’s men.

The Terriers were promoted to the top flight via the play-offs last season, and have had a mixed bag of fortunes since joining the Premier League – but Carrick insists United know Huddersfield have the ability to punish them if they are not careful.

“In cup ties, whoever you play, there is a different buzz to a normal league game,” he continued, “Huddersfield have come so far in recent times, they are doing well in the Premier League and want to do well in the cup. It is a big game for them but it is equally as big for us.

“It is the next game in front of us and we are going there expecting to win and to go through to the next round, but we expect it to be a tough game and we are not taking it for granted by any means, because we are well aware of Huddersfield’s strengths and what the FA Cup can bring.

“We got through the last round and a tricky tie, which we got through quite comfortably, and hopefully we can do the same again.”