Man Utd Rocked By Injury Blow As Key Man Faces Six Week Lay-Off

By on November 13, 2013

Manchester United's michael carrick

Manchester United have been rocked by the news that Michael Carrick is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines with a niggling Achilles injury, according to the Telegraph.

The 32-year-old has been dodged by the problem all season but has been playing through the pain until now, and was given an injection on Tuesday to try and reduce the inflammation following the game against Arsenal with the hope that he’d be fit to face Cardiff in 10 days time.

However, senior officials at United confirmed to the Telegraph that the persistent problem needs addressing and the midfielder will now face between four and six weeks on the sidelines to rectify the injury once and for all.

Carrick withdrew from the England squad to face Chile and Germany yesterday and has been given permission by boss David Moyes to go on holiday before returning to start his rehabilitation.

His absence will come as a huge blow to United’s hopes of retaining their Premier League title as Carrick has been their most consistent midfielder this season. Without him, Moyes will have to decide who to start in the middle of the park with Marouane Fellaini, Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Ryan Giggs and Phil Jones all viable options.

How big a blow is this news? Who would you start in midfield? Share your views below.

One Comment

  1. Kennedy Nzeakor

    November 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Moyes should play Jones in carrick position or Cleverly because he is a quality type of person needed on position and then Cleverly on middle position so that we can get out the best on the game.

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