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.
In the next round, tough draw but one to look forward to. I'm sure the army will make the trip to London. Unreal today. Thanks 🔴👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/My6PrhPSuT
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) February 19, 2017
Manchester United will take on Southampton in the League Cup final at Wembley next weekend.