Manchester United’s injury problems have certainly eased up as the season has progressed, but this week has been one to forget on that front. Both Daley Blind and Phil Jones hobbled off the pitch in the 3-1 victory over Burnley, whereas Michael Carrick has suffered a further setback.
According to the manager, things have got worse for Carrick, although he wouldn’t specify a timescale for the England international’s return.
“He has a fallback [setback], and that’s not unusual with injuries, so we will also have to wait and see.” Van Gaal said.
His original prognosis a week ago was that he’d be missing for around four weeks. This all-but rules him out until the middle of March at the very earliest, so United will have to get by without the midfield maestro for the next few games at least.
This is the 33-year old’s second fairly serious injury this season, which comes after a relatively concern-free career up until this point. Hopefully this is just a blip and not a sign of things to come.
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