Manchester United injury blow could see star miss Sociedad and Arsenal games

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Manchester United have reportedly suffered a huge injury blow, with Michael Carrick set for a spell on the side-lines.

The Times reports that the England international has not trained for two days due to an Achilles injury, and that while he is certain to sit out this afternoon’s match against Fulham he could also miss vital matches against Real Sociedad and Arsenal.

Given Carrick’s importance to the team, and his recent form, his absence for vital matches in both the Premier League and in Europe will be a cause for concern for David Moyes.

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One man whose influence could be even more important in those games is Wayne Rooney, and the Express reports that he is being considered as a long-term choice for captain of the club.

With Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra both ahead of Rooney in that respect, a question could be asked over the future of both those men, with Rooney tipped to take the armband as early as next season.

And finally, in the wake of Robert Lewandowski’s hat-trick for Borussia Dortmund last night, the Daily Star has decided today is a good day to report that United will not be moving for the Polish striker.

His will-he-won’t-he switch to Bayern Munich is growing a little tiresome now. But the Star claims that wherever he ends up (and it will be the Allianz Arena) United have no intention of bidding for him in light of their current striking options.

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