Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick out for 4 weeks with muscle injury

Michael Carrick will be out for four weeks with a muscle injury, the Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has told the club’s website.

The news of Carrick’s absence is a big blow to United, who lost the England midfielder for four months due to an ankle injury at the start of the season.

This would mean Carrick would miss the Premier League matches against Leicester City on Saturday followed by those against West Ham United, Burnley, Swansea City and Sunderland, as well as the FA Cup fourth-round replay against Cambridge United and any fifth-round tie.

United’s website also reported that Ashley Young is getting “closer” to full fitness following his hamstring injury.

Credit: Guardian Sport