United fans might be forgiven for believing their team aren’t too bothered about retaining their titles as Champions of England and Europe, given their recent performances.

Carrick insists this isn’t the case though, claiming they are even more determined this season than they were last.

“We’re English and European champions and we don’t want to let either trophy go — we’re probably even more determined than we were last year to stay on top,” said Carrick. “It’s great to be playing Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday — you can’t wait for the big games to come and you just want to get out there and get the right result. This is the stage when you need to go out and get the job done and we’re determined to do that.”

Let’s see that on the field then, eh Michael?