Michael Carrick’s to return for Man United in two weeks - report

The Telegraph state that the English veteran could well be fit enough to feature in a fortnight.

Manchester United have received a bit of positive injury news as Michael Carrick’s ankle injury is not believed to be as serious as first though, with The Telegraph reporting that the star could return to action in two weeks time.

The veteran midfielder was hurt in England’s 2-0 defeat to Spain in Alicante on Friday night and was forced to be stretchered off.

Roy Hodgson had stated that Carrick’s injury looked serious and predicted that the 34-year-old could well be on the sidelines for a prolonged period of time.

However, The Telegraph have reported that after examining the player, United chiefs are optimistic that the ailment is not as bad as first thought and the former Tottenham Hotspur deep-lying playmaker could even be back in action in two weeks time.

Carrick will miss this weekend’s clash with Watford, with the Red Devils looking to add three more points to their tally at Vicarage Road, with Louis van Gaal charged with bringing silverware back to the Old Trafford club in 2015-16.

The English veteran has been contesting two central midfield berths in the United starting XI with Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger this season.

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