The Red Devils legend was speaking to ITV prior to Carrick’s testimonial and took us back to that famous night nine years ago in Moscow.
After goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard left the tie level after 90 minutes, the game went to extra time and then penalties.
Carrick took and scored United’s second penalty, ahead of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs and Luis Nani.
“I’ll tell you something about penalty kicks,” said Ferguson. “You have to look at players’ eyes to know how brave they are to take them.”
The former Red Devils boss then went to explain the two words that Carrick said that left him convinced: “He said [to me], ‘no problem’.
“He did it right. He whacked it.”
Reflecting on that night, Carrick said: “The Champions League final – that penalty shootout – the feeling that it brought me was a feeling I’ve never had before and will probably never get again.
“Best night of my life, that.”