Manchester United have received a massive injury boost after Michael Carrick was seen working hard in training at Carrington earlier today.
It was reported prior to Man United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Sunday that the 35-year-old had picked up a minor injury ahead of the game.
The Englishman has featured eight times for Jose Mourinho’s men and boasts an excellent record of presiding over seven wins and one draw when deployed at the base of midfield.
Many feared that Carrick would have to encounter a spell on he sidelines, but he was seen training hard on the morning after the West Ham game.
Sunday’s draw with West Ham served as an another illustration of Carrick’s importance to this United side.
Above anything, though, it was a grimly predictable afternoon: a positive all-round display, chance after chance, but somehow no win to show for it. United without Carrick resemble an undoubtedly dangerous outfit, but one that lacks direction – a sense of defined purpose, perhaps.
The 35-year-old’s presence gives a renewed sense of definition to United’s entire shape. Everything revolves around his calm, composed demeanour, and those surrounding him thrive as a result, performing with notably higher levels of precision and control.
United fans will hope to see the 35-year-old return for the encounter with Everton on December 4.