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Submitted by isport on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:54

Michael Carrick’s ankle is in a poor condition currently and there are speculations that he might be ruled out for about 20 days. The midfielder hasn’t gone for the scan yet, but, the amount of swelling that he has on his ankle suggests that his injury is serious.

Carrick discovered this injury while playing against Sunderland the other day. That was the second leg of the Capital One Cup Semi final clash and United eventually won it by a narrow margin of 2-1 which made the aggregate score of both the legs 3-3. Thereafter, in the penalty shootouts, the Black Cats proved to be slightly better and thus, they managed to make their way to the title round.

It was a horrible night for the Manchester United fans. To lose against a team like Sunderland in that fashion must have hurt them a lot. And, then, to make their week even more frustrating, the news came through that Carrick might be unavailable for the next few league games.

After the injury setbacks that the Red Devils have suffered recently, it doesn’t seem that the second half of the season will be any different from the first half for them. It might even get worse.

However, the mid season transfer window hasn’t been closed yet and some of the Manchester United fans are still hoping for Moyes to bring a new face at the club. There is not much possibility of that happening though.

Meanwhile, United’s ace player Wayne Rooney who had not played in that game against Sunderland is supposed to return this weekend and make appearance against Cardiff City. That game will be played at Old Trafford.

The points’ tally of United in the league table reads 37 at this point of time.