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Michael Carrick

Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Leg    EST. RETURN:  Unknown

Nationality:  England    

January 30, 2015    Michael Carrick News

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Carrick will miss at least the next four weeks because of a muscle rupture, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Carrick plays primarily as a holding midfielder, but his absence will force United to reshuffle the lineup yet again. Daley Blind could move back to the midfield from his centreback position, or Ander Herrera could get a shot to start again.

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Michael Carrick: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 13, 2014

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Carrick (groin) is hopeful that he will be able to sign a new contract with Manchester United in the new year, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder was forced to withdraw from the England squad this week after picking up a groin injury, and has only played twice under new manager Louis van Gaal due to another injury. Carrick is happy with life under the new administration and would like to stay past his current contract's expiration next summer.

November 12, 2014

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Carrick will not play in England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia on Saturday due to a groin injury he picked up in training, the BBC reports.

Carrick had recently returned from an ankle injury he suffered back in July, but hasn't been back long enough to cement a place in Louis van Gaal's lineup. It's unclear how long Carrick will be sidelined, though he will not be replaced on the England squad.

November 7, 2014

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Carrick could be used as a centerback Saturday against Crystal Palace due to the plethora of injuries in the United back line, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

With Chris Smalling (suspension), Jonny Evans (ankle), Phil Jones (shin) and Marcos Rojo (shoulder) all sidelined, it appears Carrick could be the stable force next to one of either Paddy McNair, Tyler Blackett or Tom Thorpe. Unfortunately, he likely still qualifies as a midfielder in nearly all games, season-long and DFS, so if United manage to post a clean sheet, he won't get the added points as a defender.

October 21, 2014

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Carrick (ankle) was named to Manchester United's bench that took on West Brom Monday evening, but was an unused substitute.

The midfielder has yet to play for United this season, but he was fit enough to be part of the squad named for the match and has been progressing quickly to full fitness.

September 12, 2014

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Carrick has begun to run on grass, but he is still not close to returning from July ankle surgery, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

It's unclear what Carrick's role will be when he returns, but he's never been much of a force on the attack, which greatly limits his fantasy value.

July 18, 2014

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Carrick will be out for 10-to-12 weeks after undergoing ankle surgery Thursday, Manchester United's official web site reports.

Carrick reportedly suffered the ankle injury in training earlier in the week, which necessitated surgery. He dealt with an ankle injury last season, so there is a hope that surgery will fix the issue for good.

February 1, 2014

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Carrick (ankle) is in the starting XI for Saturday's match against Stoke City.

Carrick injured his ankle during Tuesday's win over Cardiff City, although it was never deemed too serious and he'll have a solid clean sheet opportunity Saturday.