"The success we've had over the last couple of years fills you with a lot of confidence," says Carrick. "Wining the Champions League is a tremendous achievement and one we set out to do. We managed to win the double so as players, we're going into the new season full of confidence and looking forward.
"The feeling you get from winning drives you on to win even more. I looked at Giggsy, Gaz [Neville] and Scholesy and wondered how they'd done that for so long, but now I know. You can't get enough of it.
"Hopefully that will drive us on to have more success in years to come."