MICHAEL Carrick believes Manchester United have made huge progress in closing the gap to Chelsea despite being 17 points behind them in the Premier League. Chelsea host injury-hit United in the FA Cup quarter- finals on Monday, five months on from their 4-0 top-flight victory over Jose Mourinho’s side. Carrick insists the occasion is not about a chance for
revenge, but feels the gap has been vastly reduced since their last visit to Stamford Bridge. “You can’t say we have got a score to settle,” Carrick told reporters ahead of a game which is expected to see United without Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney as well as the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimoivc. “There is plenty has
happened over the years so it is just a new game and a chance for us to go further in the competition and they will say the same. “We have lost only one in 28 games now since that Chelsea defeat so we have had a good run of form. “They have gone on a great run so you have got to respect what they have done. It is not easy in this league to go on such a run.

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