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Man Utd Boss Louis van Gaal Handed Triple Injury Boost

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been handed a triple injury boost with Micahel Carrick, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all set to return against WBA

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been handed a triple injury boost with Micahel Carrick, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all set to return against West Brom, according to reports today.

Carrick is yet to feature this season after undergoing surgery on an ankle ligament injury which he picked up in pre-season training back in July.

The 33-year-old has been gradually stepping up his recovery and after returning to light training last month, the Mirror claim the midfielder is now doing ball work with some of the other first team players.

As long as he doesn’t suffer any kind of set back over the next week, it’s understood Carrick could be in the squad to face West Bromwich Albion on October 20.

His return will be a big boost for van Gaal as he’s had limited options in midfield this season while Carrick and Marouane Fellaini have been on the sidelines.

There is also positive news on Phil Jones and Chris Smalling with the Mirror claiming that van Gaal expects both defenders to also return for the trip to the Hawthorns after the international break.

Smalling has been been nursing a thigh injury in recent weeks while Jones hasn’t played since picking up a hamstring strain while playing for England back in early September, but it looks like the duo will now be back in contention to face the Baggies.

Their return will ease the pressure on van Gaal with the Dutchman forced to play teenager Paddy McNair in recent weeks due to the number of injuries in defence, so it will be a boost to have more experienced heads to call upon.

However, while the injury list is subsiding, the likes of Jonny Evans, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera and Jesse Lingard are still unavailable.



  1. Dangana musa

    October 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I wish ashley young long lasting injury.

    • shirley glennon

      October 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      How can a decent person wish that an injury doesn´t improve !

      • Maxine

        October 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm

        I know he’s a dick!

    • Maxine

      October 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      you can tell this idiot has no brains!

  2. Abraham

    October 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Please Herrera come back….

  3. Bill

    October 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    All we need now is for Evans to come back and we will have the worst defence in the country again. Much better without them.

  4. simon w

    October 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    3 players united could do without..we need herrera and shaw back

  5. henry

    October 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Am happy for Carrick n phil and I will like to c Herrera too

  6. bryan kalibba

    October 12, 2014 at 8:49 am

    welcome back carrick en jones now herrera missing

  7. Dasok

    October 12, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    i wsh all of them back in the squard

  8. Moses Tokpah

    October 14, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I wish to see injury man utd players like Carrick, Jones, Shaw, and Herrera to return to the team.

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