Manchester United lose Michael Carrick for six weeks

Carrick recently pulled out of the England squad and could now miss the rest of 2013 for Manchester United.

Manchester United lose Michael Carrick for six weeks

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November 13th, 2013

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The Red Devils have recently embarked on a nine-match unbeaten run, although they will be missing one of their most influential players for the next few weeks, with Michael Carrick ruled out for up to six weeks.

A persistent Achilles injury was reported to be causing problems, with Carrick admitting he was “patched up” for Sunday’s 1-0 win against Arsenal, while the midfielder received an injection on Tuesday in the hope of reducing inflammation.

However, it has now been accepted that the player will need several weeks on the sidelines, which means Marouane Fellaini, Tom Cleverley and Anderson will get opportunities to shine in the midfield department at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, Carrick is set to be offered a two-year-deal at Manchester United following an impressive start to the season, with David Moyes keen to keep the England international at the club.

United typically offer one-year deals to players in their 30s, although it appears that Moyes wants his senior central midfielder to have the reassurance of a two-year-deal.

“I’d love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club,” Carrick said last month. “It’s a fantastic club and I’ve had great times here. I feel good at the moment. I’ve just turned 32, so I’ve got a bit of time yet.”

Danny Welbeck has also withdrawn from the England squad with injury, with the Three Lions set to face Chile on Friday and Germany on Tuesday.

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