The Geordie was pleased to defeat Wigan Athletic at Wembley.
"Every game is important, that's how it is here," Carrick told MUTV. "We've had an up and down pre-season, it's been well documented, but sometimes you can't read too much into that. We have put the work into the training field, we have all had enough games now and I think it showed today.
"It was a better team performance all around. We looked well defensively and obviously we scored two goals, so it was a decent performance and a good day. We can move on to next week now."
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