Manchester United will be missing one of their most important players for the rest of the campaign, so what do their fans think of the news?
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a shin injury, with the club’s manager Louis van Gaal confirming the blow in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
In comments later published on United’s official website, the Dutchman said, “He shall not play anymore this season; it’s better now to focus for him on next season and being fit to start.”
The news is a huge blow, with Carrick being an integral part of United’s good form directly prior to his setback.
The 33-year-old has missed United’s last three matches and the club have suffered three straight defeats, leaving their hopes of finishing in the top-four resting if not on a knife-edge than certainly something far more precarious than fans thought just a few short weeks ago.
When Carrick plays, United rarely lose, but without him they struggle and with games against Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Hull City still to come, van Gaal will know they have plenty of work to do.
Following the news regarding Carrick we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Carrick out for the season is awful news— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_) May 8, 2015
Now that Carrick is out for good. Blind, Herrera and Rooney have been awful at DM. How about try Jones there and move Herrera up.— Jägërmëïstër (@aleleblue) May 8, 2015
Man now we need a miracle and a bad ass plan to secure that CL spot without Carrick.— MoonZuzu (@missmoons) May 8, 2015
Woke up to good news yesterday with depay now bad news today that carrick out for the rest of the Season— MUFCJamaica (@MUFCJamaica) May 8, 2015
Carrick out for the rest of the season....terrible news! #mufc will find it difficult to win a game without him, top 4 just became harder— Dipak (@dipaksiyani) May 8, 2015
Carrick out for the season: We in trouble... Now letting Fletcher go was a terrible idea wasn't it?— Mubarak- هارون (@mubies06) May 8, 2015
Carrick wouldn't play again this season? Now,we need to be very scared. UCL spot isn't looking certain with that News !!!— The. Lover. (@TheIdeasAddict) May 8, 2015
We seriously need to get a Carrick replacement. This a terrible.— Dana Patterson (@DanaPatty96) May 8, 2015