The about-turn has been quite startling for a club that seemed well set for an unprecedented quintuple before they were dismantled by Liverpool on March 14.
Having seen one rallying call go unheeded, Sir Alex Ferguson delivered another ahead of the trip to Sunderland.
And this time Carrick is confident United will not let their manager down."It has been a strange time," said the England midfielder. "Obviously we have not helped ourselves because we are doing things that we have not done for so long.