Michael Carrick posts upbeat reaction to Chelsea v Man United draw

The veteran Manchester United midfielder is fazed about the prospect of facing Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup

Michael Carrick insists he is looking forward to Manchester United’s trip to Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Red Devils were 2-1 winners against Championship side Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday evening thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic either side of half-time.

Manchester United were rewarded for their fifth-round win with a draw against Premier League leaders Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Jose Mourinho’s side lost 4-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League earlier this season as Antonio Conte’s side produced a dominant performance in west London.

Manchester United are looking to retain their FA Cup crown after Louis van Gaal’s final act was to lead the Red Devils to a 2-1 extra-time win against Crystal Palace at Wembley in May.

Carrick took to Twitter in the aftermath of the draw to express his excitement about the last-eight draw.

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Manchester United will take on Southampton in the League Cup final at Wembley next weekend.

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