Nemanja Vidic is probably our only player who has enjoyed better form than Michael Carrick this season, who has proved himself as a great asset to our team this season.
Reflecting on last season, Carrick notes how disappointing it was to lose against Portsmouth in the FA Cup, particularly when the run to the final was so easy after that game. He doesn’t want us to have another season of regrets, so thinks it’s time to push on in all four competitions.
“We will see whether it’s possible to win the four – we will give it a good go, that’s for sure,” Carrick said. “At this club we want to win every game and we go into every game expecting to win, but it’s tough to win all four competitions. It hasn’t been done, but this club is always making history and breaking new ground. It hasn’t happened before because so many things can go wrong. It’s difficult, especially in cup competitions because one slip and you can be out. We look back at that game against Portsmouth and know if we had won it we might have won the treble. That’s why this season we don’t want to finish with any regrets that we might have done better.”
With the FIFA World Club Cup already under our belts, how many other trophies do you think we can win this season?
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