Manchester United have been handed another massive injury blow ahead of their weekend clash against high flying Watford on Saturday.
United vice-captain, Michael Carrick picked up an injury in the international friendly against the Spanish Armadas on Friday. Carrick appeared to have twisted his ankle and he is most likely to miss out in the team squad for Saturday clash with Watford.
The England international had added to the growing list of United players currently on the treatment table, long term absentees; Luke Shaw is being joined by Antonio Valencia, who is expected to be out till next year after aggravating his foot injury by playing on after discovering he is injured, Paddy McNair, Matteo Darmien, James Wilson, Marouane Fellaini who also happen so miss Belgium’s two friendlies is also on the injury list and now Michael Carrick.
Louis Van Gaal does not have a large squad, so there would be growing concerns over the numbers of injuries being picked by the first team players. These injuries may hamper his team selections and chances of chances of silver ware this season. January would be a good time to get additional players to the squad, with the striking position in dying need of a proven goal getter, the midfield needs more creativity and the defence needs back up in case of injury to Chris Smalling, although the coach has promoted some youngsters into the team to help cub the growing injury concerns.
The squad is now stretched but the Red devils should still possess enough armouries in the squad to hold their own and get a win this weekend away at Watford even without Carrick orchestrating the midfield.