As part of the build up to the biggest club game of the season, the SoccerBible was treated to an exclusive look at the football boots Manchester United's midfield maestro Michael Carrick will wear at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night...
Carrick is firmly one of United's new wave of heroes and since his big money move from Spurs has blossomed under Sir Alex Ferguson's guidance. Now, the sublime midfielder is preparing for his second Champions League final in as many seasons, and will do so with a special commemorative pair of the excellent Puma King XL football boots.
Featuring two bespoke elements of personalisation, Carrick's King XL's have his initials and squad number (MC16) stitched into the tongue and sport "UCL Final Rome 2009" to the outside of each boot in gold lettering. Carrick is still looking to score his first Champions League goal for this season, and there can be no bigger stage than the final in which to do so!
The Puma King has always been a classy boot with a great heritage and pedigree, so no matter what the score Carrick is guaranteed to have a unique and treasured momento of one of the biggest games of his career to date!
Michael Carrick Champions League - Season 2008/09
Mins. Played 716
Goals scored -
Total shots 8
Shots wide 4
Fouls committed 9
Fouls suffered 10