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- May 8, 2011
Michael Carrick suffers muscle injury - Official Manchester United Website
Louis van Gaal has told MUTV that Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is set to miss around four weeks of action with a muscle rupture.
The England international will now miss this Saturday’s Barclay Premier League match against Leicester City at Old Trafford, and the estimated timeline would also render him absent for the subsequent fixtures against Cambridge United (FA Cup replay), West Ham, Burnley, Swansea City and Sunderland.
On a more positive note, van Gaal reported that Ashley Young is close to making a comeback.
“We don’t have many injuries,” the manager said.
“Ashley Young is coming back, but Michael Carrick has been injured now so he is out at the weekend. He can be important for the team but he is now injured.
"I think it shall take more than four weeks, so it is not a minor injury but a muscle rupture, I think.
"He is also the second captain but I have to say that’s part of the job of a manager, especially this season at Manchester United, because we have suffered a lot of injuries. But now we have seen [the light at] the end of the tunnel."