Man Utd’s Carrick latest injury in plagued season

Manchester United’s seemingly injury cursed season has struck one again with the news Michael Carrick is set to miss four weeks of football, Sky Sports is reporting.

The back line more than any other area has been hit with injury after injury for boss Louis van Gaal and for the first time against Southampton this month was the Dutchman able to select from a fully fit squad.

The former England international had only returned to first team action in the November Manchester derby having suffered injury during pre-season.

He has made 14 appearances so far this season and has even been deployed as an emergency centre back during that time.

But now the 33-year-old has been ruled out for at least four weeks with his manager confirming the player had suffered a ruptured muscle.

He said: “Michael Carrick has been injured, so he is out at the weekend.

“I think it shall take more than four weeks, so it is not a minor injury but a muscle rupture, I think.

“He is also the second captain but I have to say that’s part of the job of a manager, especially this season at Manchester United, because we have suffered a lot of injuries.”

There was some good news from Van Gaal however after he revealed wing back Ashley Young could be in line for a return against Leicester on Saturday.

Young injured his hamstring during their 1-1 draw against Stoke on New Year’s day but has made good progress in his comeback.

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