Manchester United star ruled OUT for the rest of the season

first_img1 Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a calf injury, manager Louis van Gaal said.The former Tottenham star has not played since suffering the injury against Manchester City on April 12.It was hoped that the midfielder would return, but he has no chance of featuring in the final three games of the season, the Dutchman has confirmed.“Carrick shall not play this season any more,” the United manager told a press conference.“We have to focus on next season for him.”Van Gaal revealed during the press conference that a number of his players are doubtful for Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace after a virus swept through the squad.“We have a virus in our dressing room,” Van Gaal said.“I have a little bit of pain in the throat. (James) Wilson also has had that for one week but is recovering now. Maybe he can be on the bench (at Palace).“A lot of players are suffering (from it).”The good news for Van Gaal is that defenders Jonny Evans (sciatica) and Marcos Rojo (adductor) are in contention for a place in the squad for the trip to London after overcoming their respective injury problems.“Rojo is coming back but (I may) put him on the bench or something like that,” Van Gaal said.“Evans is a candidate for the bench but he needs match rhythm.”last_img read more

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