Carroll vows to keep place
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United's Roy Carroll has vowed to keep hold of the number one shirt.Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll has vowed to keep hold of the number one shirt despite his blunder in midweek.
The Northern Ireland international was at fault for Lyon's goal in the 2-1 victory on Tuesday night as he let Mahamadou Diarra's long-range shot somehow bounce off his body and into the net.
The mistake has raised doubts over Carroll's place in Sir Alex Ferguson's side with Tim Howard having paid the price earlier this season after a number of errors.
Carroll admits he should have saved the shot, but he is confident that the mistake will not affect him.
"It came straight at me and I tried to get down on it and I know I should have done better," vowed Carroll.
"It was an error but I just have to forget about it and get on with the game. Goalkeepers make mistakes but you just have to get on with your job.
"You can't be worrying about your place in the team when there are 50 minutes to go in a match."
Carroll's future at Old Trafford remains uncertain as he rejected the club's offer of a new deal, and the former Wigan shot-stopper is remaining coy on the subject.
"I don't want to talk about my contract," added Carroll.
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