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Michael Carrick admits to "hard work ahead"

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Michael Carrick admits that Manchester United have left themselves with work to do in order to qualify from their Champions League group.

Michael Carrick has admitted that Manchester United's 3-3 draw with FC Basel last night has left them with work to do in order to progress from the group stages of the Champions League.

After surrendering a two-goal advantage and requiring a late header from Ashley Young to secure a draw, United trail their Swiss opponents by two points with two matches played.

"It's not the end of the world but it's not ideal and we've left ourselves a lot of hard work to do but we are capable of doing that," Carrick told reporters after the match.

"There are no excuses really - we said at half-time that the game wasn't over.

"It was a bit of a shock to find ourselves 3-2 down after being 2-0 up. But we've no excuses, we threw it away. It's not like us at all but I'm sure it's a one-off and that we will bounce back."

United drew their opening Champions League match 1-1 with Benfica.

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