Michael Carrick is excited to be returning for Manchester United's preseason.

United will be touring the Far East as part of their season preparations.

"A good pre-season gives you that base you need to keep going throughout the season. If you miss pre-season, you have to play catch-up. Every player is different - some can come back [from the summer break] and get straight back into it but others take a bit more time. I think it's a vital part of the year - it's important to get through pre-season and steer clear of injuries and be ready for the games at the start of the campaign," Carrick told manutd.com.