"We know what we've got to do," Carrick told Football Focus.
"How we go about it is up to us and as a team so far this season we have done really well.
"Nothing's going to change in our mindset. We just take the next game as it comes. I know it's an old cliché but I think it's the best way to be."
And wearing the number 16 shirt hasn't made it any harder for him to settle in.
"When I first got it there was a lot of hype about it but the manager said 'do you want it?' and to be honest it didn't make much difference to me.