Manchester united veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed that he and his teammates won’t rely on their two goal advantage when they travel to the KCOM stadium to play Hull City in Thursday night’s EFL cup return leg according to reports in Manutd.com.
Manchester united are favorites to make it to the final of the competition following a 2-0 victory over Hull City in the first leg at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini two weeks ago but 35-year old Michael Carrick expects his teammates to see the game as a fresh one and not sit back on their two goal advantage.
The Englishman revealed that it is quite dangerous to travel to Hull City and try defending their two goal lead or telling themselves what they can afford to do or not but he warned that Manchester united needs to approach the game like they have done in other games and also maintain their intensity and focus and get a win.
Michael Carrick told MUTV:
“We have to tell ourselves that it isn’t over. We have to play at our full strength and also play like we are starting all over from the bottom because it is dangerous to go there and start defending our lead. We have to maintain our intensity and focus and try to get the victory”.
A win over Hull on Thursday will see Manchester united enter the final of the competition since 2010 when they won 2-1 against Aston Villa to record their fourth league trophy and Carrick admits traveling to Wembley and final game would be a great feeling. He admitted that that’s what football is all about and that is what the fans love to see so they want win trophies and enjoy it with the fans.