Manchester United’s Michael Carrick looking forward to ‘special’ Moscow return

by Tanveer Arayan

Michael Carrick is looking forward to a “special” return to Moscow as Manchester United prepare to face CSKA on Wednesday evening.

Carrick was part of the Man United team that won the Champions League final in 2008 in Moscow.

The midfielder and Wayne Rooney are the only two surviving members from the triumph in the current squad.

Carrick admitted the victory against Chelsea is the “best feeling” he’s ever had in football and that he is relishing a return to the capital of Russia.

“I feel, for me, it’s by far my greatest achievement so far and the best feeling I have ever had was in Moscow,” Carrick said.

“It’s a special place for me and everybody else who has got such great memories from there. But it’s a tough place to go to play against CSKA. It won’t be easy and it’s quite a long journey with tough conditions but we’ll look forward to it.”

It truly was a special night in Moscow and the return on Wednesday will evoke fond memories for supporters. However, Carrick and the rest of the squad will know that nostalgia must take a back seat so they can focus on the matter at hand and secure a positive result.

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