Carrick desperate for double
Michael Carrick insists doing the Premier League and Champions League double would mean even more this season.
Last Updated: 20/05/09 8:44am
Michael Carrick insists doing the Premier League and Champions League double would mean even more to Manchester United this season.
Carrick was part of the United side that swept to both titles last season and having again secured their domestic crown, they are now within touching distance of repeating their European feat.
United face Barcelona in Rome next week and Carrick is adamant that sealing the double again would mean so much to the club.
Carrick feels back-to-back Champions League titles would underline their status as one of Old Trafford's greatest sides. No team has taken Europe's top prize two years in succession since AC Milan in 1990.
"If we did the double again this year, it would be more special," said the England midfielder.
"It was almost unbelievable to do it last year. To do it two years on the bounce would suggest we are a great team.
"Teams have won Champions Leagues in the past but if you do it alongside winning your domestic league, twice, it really suggests you have something good going.
"The feeling of winning drives you," added the former Tottenham player.
"That feeling when you have been successful and you are going to lift the trophy becomes addictive.
"Nothing can replace that feeling. The buzz after Moscow last season was incredible.
"I would say if we do it again this year it would be even better, just because we have done it before and know how tough it is to win it."