15/02/2018 13:22, Report by Mark Froggatt

Manchester United return to action against Huddersfield Town in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday and club captain Michael Carrick has declared the Reds are determined to bounce back, after suffering a shock Premier League defeat at Newcastle last weekend.

The much-decorated skipper knows this is a pivotal period in the season and, having recently returned to full fitness, is 100 per cent focused on achieving more success over the coming months. Here, you can read Carrick’s interview with MUTV’s Stewart Gardner at the Aon Training Complex…

We have an FA Cup tie at Huddersfield, a Champions League trip to Sevilla and then a big Premier League match against Chelsea. Is this the best time of the season for a player?
It is the most exciting time of the season, certainly, because everything is to play for. You want to get through to the next round of the cup competitions, but it can also end there and then. It is when the pressure and expectation cranks up and it changes, but that is what we want to be involved in – the big games, the edgy games, coming out on top and that’s what makes winning so special.

You’ve missed much of the season, so you must be pleased to be back?
It is great to be back. I have managed to get involved in the last couple of weeks. It has been a bit of a long season for me, a frustrating one for me personally, but it is what it…

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