Manchester United’s 3-1 win over PSG last week was incredible. In the history of the European Cup, 107 teams had lost 2-0 in the home leg, and 107 teams had been knocked out. With a makeshift team, missing 10 first team players, United beat one of the favourites on their own pitch.
The scenes at the final whistle were incredible, with our brilliant away fans making themselves heard, as the players celebrated in front of them on the pitch.
Michael Carrick has revealed, as reported by The Times, that the celebrations continued in the dressing room, with club legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Eric Cantona joining them.
You can’t put a price on that feeling! I can try to play it down all I want, you try to forget about it, move on, but it was one of those nights that in a few months’ time, a few years, we’ll look back and go, ‘Wow, that was special’.
The buzz of winning was incredible. The dressing room was bouncing. The lads were all singing ‘Ole’s at the wheel’. I’m not really one for changing rooms being bouncing — it’s all about the next game — but it was a unique, special feeling. Sir Alex and Eric were in there, so the lads started singing Cantona songs.
When I go on the school run, nobody bats an eyelid, but I went the day after Paris and I must have been stopped four or five times by parents. I don’t live in a bubble but that made me realise even more how big Manchester United are, how many people are attached to the club, how many lives we affect. People coming to school with a smile on their face. It’s massive.
When I see fans, they’re happy, and say, ‘Thanks for what you’re doing, tell Ole he’s doing a great job’. Everyone, young kids to grandmas, come up to me in the street and say ‘This is great!’, especially after Paris. Paris was massive.