Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick [Reuters]

Michael Carrick has reassured the supporters that Manchester United players are striving to get back to winning ways ahead of their midweek Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old was on the score sheet as the Red Devils suffered their second setback in the league this month following their 2-2 draw at Old Trafford against Fulham last Sunday. The result arrived on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium earlier in February.

The Cottagers led at 1-0 half-time with a goal from Steve Sidwell and United had to wait till the 78th minute before opening their account. Robin van Persie netted the equaliser from close range before Carrick's shot gave the home side the lead two minutes later. Darren Bent's injury time header ensured both teams share the spoils on the weekend.

"It isn't for the want of trying. It is not a case of not caring. We care just as much, if not more, than anybody else. Of course the players care. It is the pride we have in ourselves and each other. No-one wants to go through a spell when people are questioning you and things are going wrong," Carrick told United's official website.

"But we have had enough success over the years that we retain a belief in ourselves, even when things are not going so well. We have a big game on Wednesday now and the only way to deal with it is to move on. We both had setbacks this weekend, so we will just look forward to the game."

"We keep saying we need to go on a run. Performance-wise, it is a tough one to take when you play okay, creating enough chances to win three or four games, and we have still drawn again at home. We will pick ourselves up. That is what we do because that is the business we are in. You have to deal with the down times as well," he concluded.

David Moyes' side currently sit seventh in the league table with 41 points after 25 matches.

United emerged victorious in the reverse fixture against the north London club last November courtesy of Van Persie's headed goal in the first-half.

The Glaswegian will be hoping that his men can do the double against Arsene Wenger's side when the two teams clash at the home of the Gunners on Wendesday.