Englishman now set to miss some vital matches for the Red Devils.
Experienced Manchester United midfield player Michael Carrick is set to be out of action until Christmas with an achilles tendon injury, according to reports in the Guardian.
The England international was forced to withdraw from Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions squad for the friendly internationals against both Chile on Friday night and Germany next Tuesday, both at Wembley Stadium, after experiencing discomfort in his heel following the Premier League champions’ 1-0 win over rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
However, despite then having an injection in his achilles to help lessen the swelling, Carrick was still sent back to his club in order to receive further treatment on the problem, with the Red Devils now expecting the 32-year-old to be on the sidelines for the next six weeks.
And Carrick’s absence will come as a huge blow to United head coach David Moyes, with the Englishman having been in outstanding form in the centre of the park so far for the Scot in his debut campaign in charge at Old Trafford.
Carrick has featured in a total of 15 matches so far in this season in all competitions, 10 of which have come in the Premier League.