Carrick on reaching final: “It’s a phenomenal feeling”

Michael Carrick was full of praise for his teammates as Manchester United beat Everton 2-1 to reach their first FA Cup final since 2007.

Speaking to MUTV, the midfielder had this to say on an absorbing cup tie that saw Anthony Martial nab a stoppage time winner in front of 30,000+ rabid United fans: “I can’t remember the last time I had a feeling like that – it’s a phenomenal feeling. It was a bit of a crazy game; we were very good in the first half and probably should have been in front really. I know they had a couple of chances, but I think we dominated.”

Carrick was effusive when the subject turned to the manner of United’s win: “We’ve come here and won and probably in the best way with a last-minute goal. We can go home absolutely delighted, but we’re not getting carried away – we’ve still got a massive game to play in the final. We’ll go home and concentrate on that.”

The former England midfielder also reserved praise for Martial, United’s matchwinner: “I fancied Anthony to score as soon as he went through – it just looked right for him. You forget how young he is; I thought he was brilliant today and caused them so many problems. We deserved to get that goal and I’m sure there are a lot more in him for many years to come!”