England international Carrick knows United are in an incredible position of strength but will not be taking that for granted over the remaining 11 matches.
"We've got a job to do and the manager said that we need to take it game to game and just win the next game if we can," he said.
"You can't look too far ahead because it can come back and bite you.
"We've got the experience around the place and obviously the manager sets the tone.
"I think you saw against QPR it was just about that game, getting the result and moving onto the next one."