Winning the Super Cup is a huge statement – Michael Carrick

Manchester United captain Michael Carrick says they’re determined to win tonight’s European Super Cup against Real Madrid.

The English midfielder leads his side into Tuesday night’s game against Real Madrid knowing that the competition is one of few trophies he has not picked up in his career.

“It’s hugely important,” said Carrick

“I don’t think you can underestimate what we’ve been through to get to this stage and to play this game.

“It is a big achievement to be part of it. So we are taking it very seriously.

“It is a massive trophy to win at the start of the season and it can kickstart your season. It would be terrific for us.

“It is not one I have managed to win and not sure if anyone in our squad so we are all desperate to win it.”

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