Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed he is desperate to finally win the FA Cup this season.
29 year-old Carrick has won every other major club honour, and is just missing England’s oldest trophy from his collection, having missed out in the 2007 final.
Manchester United were beaten in extra time by Chelsea in the first final at the new Wembley, and Carrick hadn’t joined the club the last time they won it back in 2004.
Rooney and Vidic are just two of a host of players who haven’t won the cup and Carrick revealed it was a priority among the squad.
“There is a good chunk of us who haven’t won the FA Cup, so we are desperate to progress.”
“I was fortunate enough to play in a final at Wembley when I played against Chelsea in 2007 but we lost so my memories are not too fond.
“It was hard to take, losing that final. I have been lucky enough to win other trophies and I am very proud of them but missing out on this one hurts.
“I think that goes for a lot of our squad. That’s why we are so keen to get to Wembley and win this time. A lot of us are missing that medal and we want one.”
Talking about Uniteds 6th round tie with Arsenal on Saturday evening, Carrick said, “Arsenal obviously have a very talented midfield.”
“They showed against Barcelona in the first leg how good they can be.
“They are very skilful and dangerous and play their way. They don’t change it for anyone. We have always had good games against them and pretty close games.
“They are usually good footballing games and I am sure it can be one the fans will savour.
“We always have great respect for them because we are well aware that, when they are on their game, if you are not switched on they are very capable of beating the very best.
“It is going to be quite a showdown. These are the huge games you want to play in.”