Man United confirm Michael Carrick set to be sidelined for four to six weeks

Manchester United confirm England midfielder Michael Carrick will be out for up to six weeks due to an Achilles injury

Michael Carrick
Michael Carrick joined Manchester United from Tottenham in 2006 Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester United have confirmed that Michael Carrick will be sidelined for up to six weeks due to an Achilles injury.

The 32-year-old midfielder completed the full 90 minutes of the reigning Premier League champions’ 1-0 victory over leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Carrick, who withdrew from the England squad for the Wembley friendlies against Chile and Germany due to the problem, was reported to have had an injection on Tuesday aimed at reducing the inflammation.

However, United announced on Wednesday that the former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker is set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines which will see him miss clashes against Cardiff City, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

A Red Devils statement read: “Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will be out for four to six weeks with an Achilles injury, the club has confirmed.

“The 32-year-old playmaker, who played the full 90 minutes in United’s 1-0 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday, has appeared in 15 of the Reds’ 18 matches so far this season but will be out of action until December.”

On Tuesday, Carrick insisted United are “not in a bad position” after the Red Devils edged to a 1-0 victory over Arsenal.

“After a shocking start we are not in a bad position, we never really got too despondent,” Carrick said.

“We were frustrated with our performances and results. But you have to stay patient and trust yourself. We knew there was a long way to go. There still is a long way to go.

“It is easy to jump on the bandwagon when we have lost a game or two and people are saying it is all wrong. We knew that wasn’t the case.”

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