Michael Carrick explains how Man United will beat Hull City

The Manchester United midfielder says Jose Mourinho's side will approach the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final like it's 0-0

Michael Carrick says Manchester United will approach the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final at Hull City with the same intensity as if Jose Mourinho’s side were starting the clash from 0-0.

The Red Devils eased to a 2-0 aggregate lead thanks to goals from Manchester United duo Juan Mata and Maraoune Fellaini in the first leg at Old Trafford earlier this month.

Manchester United are unbeaten since a 2-1 loss at Fenerbahce in the Europa League in November – that’s a staggering 17 games without defeat in all competitions.

Mourinho was left frustrated at the weekend, though, after his Manchester United side failed to take their chances in a 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Speaking to Manchester United’s website ahead of the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final, Carrick explained how the Red Devils are planning to approach the cup clash.

“It’s definitely not over, we all know that,” Carrick said.

“We are telling ourselves that. I think we’ll be pretty much full strength and will approach the game like it’s a 0-0 and starting from scratch.

“It’s dangerous when you go in there defending a lead to tell yourself this result will do or that result will do, or we can afford to do this or that.

“We need to approach it like any other game, keep our focus and intensity and try to win the game.”

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Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and 14 points behind current leaders Chelsea.

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