United are still 12 points clear of rivals Manchester City as they bid for the Premier League crown despite Roberto Mancini's men 2-0 win against Chelsea on Sunday.
24 hours earlier, the table toppers had kept the pressure on their neighbours with a hard fought 2-0 victory of their own at embattled QPR thanks to goals from Rafael and Ryan Giggs.
Carrick knows United are in a great position to seal first place but the England international is adamant that the team won't be taking anything for granted heading into their final 11 games.
He said: "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. 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."