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Michael Carrick

Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


England

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  2/28/2015

Nationality:  England    

February 20, 2015    Michael Carrick News

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Carrick (calf) is expected to sign a new one-year extension to his contract with Manchester United, reports the Daily Mail.

Carrick is currently sidelined with a calf injury, but has done enough to prove himself to manager Louis van Gaal. He and the team are expected to iron out the details of a new one-year contract.

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

February 13, 2015

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Carrick suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf injury, and manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that he is unsure when Carrick will return.

Carrick doesn't provide a ton of value in most formats as a defensive midfielder, but he's an important piece for United when he's on the pitch. Daley Blind, who is dealing with a head injury, will likely continue to play for Carrick in Premier League matches.

January 30, 2015

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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.

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.