Michael Carrick has resumed light training at Manchester United after undergoing an operation on his troublesome achilles injury, which has plaugued his start to the season, and his potential World Cup chances in Brazil, as United’s influential midfielder has been missing for a while now.
The England central midfielder is still expected to be missing for up to Five weeks, as he fully recovers from the unfortunate injury in which he recently suffered, leaving the Red Devils light in the central midfield position , as David Moyes looks to make his own stamp on the squad.
With a midfield crisis at the club, Tom Cleverley and Anderson remain the only other central midfield options at Moyes’s disposal ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Cardiff, as United travel to South Wales without a fully fit side, and are down to the bare bones.
Carrick, who signed a Five year deal at Manchester United last week has started light training in the warmer climes of Dubai, as the midfielder looks to be back for the busy Christmas schedule, as United face a set of season defining fixtures.
The midfield maestro, who signed from Tottenham Hotspur in 2006, and has made up to 225 appearances for United in his time at the club stated in an interview last month .
‘I’d love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club.
‘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.’
Moyes could be forced to play Wayne Rooney in a deaper role, as United struggle for consistancy in that specific midfield area, and it looks like Robin Van Persie may play as the loan striker on Sunday afternoon.
United’s recent recruit from Everton Fellaini could be out for up to 10 weeks once he has surgery, although Moyes has revealed there is a two-year window in which to have the operation.
But with the Belgium international off form, there is a feeling United may decide to put him into an operation sooner rather than later, to ease the sides fears.
By Ben Reardon