Michael Carrick believes winning the FA Cup would represent a successful season in some right for Manchester United.
Louis van Gaal‘s side booked their place in the final with a 2-1 victory over Everton at Wembley and will face Crystal Palace on May 21.
In what has been a disappointing season for Man United, lifting the FA Cup for the first time since 2004 would offer some fans consolation and Carrick admits he is already looking forward to returning to Wembley next month.
“The FA Cup is the FA Cup regardless of everything else,” he said.
“We’re in the final now and we have a chance. We’re not getting carried away because it’s a final and anything can happen. “But in terms of the season, if you win the FA Cup, then it’s a successful season in some right.”
Our performances have been pretty dull for the majority of the campaign and United’s Champions League ambitions for next year look extremely slim as we head into a tough fixture against title-chasing Leicester City in the Premier League this weekend.
United suffered an early exit in the Champions League, crashed out of the Europa League to Liverpool and could also fail to reach the top four this year, which is why lifting the FA Cup may not even save Van Gaal’s job.
While winning the FA Cup may be silverware for the club, it definitely won’t make it a successful season for United as Carrick hints towards.