Michael Carrick "hurt" by Manchester United cup failures

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Michael Carrick says that Manchester United are "hurt" not to have won either the Champions League or FA Cup this season.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has revealed that he was "hurt" by his side's failures in the FA Cup and Champions League this season.

Despite being 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, United were knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage before being dumped out of the cup by Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

Regardless of their domestic success, Carrick is upset to still be without an FA Cup winners' medal during his career.

"It hurts. I've come close, I've played in the final, been in semi-finals and, for whatever reason, it hasn't fallen for us and we haven't been able to win it," Carrick told talkSPORT. "It hurts because this club should be winning the FA Cup, especially having had such a successful period over the last six, seven, eight years. For a club like this not to win it over that period of time is criminal.

"It hurts the players because not many of us have won it. Hopefully, we have still got time to grab it, whether it be next season or after that.

"It does get mentioned [among the players] because we are desperate to win it. It is what I grew up watching. The FA Cup was the game of the season when I was younger and such a special day. We have come close, losing to Chelsea in the final, but we want to go better than that."

United travel to West Ham United on Wednesday night.

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