The Manchester evening news reports that Manchester United vice-captain, Michael Carrick could be out of the team for a long while after picking up a ligament injury in the international friendly matches between Spain and England in Alicante.
Carrick was stretched off in the closing moment of the game after he appeared to twist his right ankle. England Boss, Roy Hodgson stated that Carrick doesn’t look good; He’s got a severely twisted ankle which normally means ligament damage, we don’t know that now until he has an x-ray or a scan
The 34 years old latest injury has added to the growing list of United’s players on the treatment table. German international; Bastian Schweinsteiger and French man Morgan Schneiderlin have played more often together in United’s midfield and should be capable of holding the position in Carrick’s absence.
Belgium international, Marouane Fellaini is another player that can play in Carrick’s absence. The injury to Michael Carrick could be a blessing in disguise, United have been pretty much defensively cautious since Van Gaal took charge; with the crowd chanting for more attacking football, Van Gaal may be forced to change his policy and use a more direct approach as there is lots of works to be done.