With a new manager arriving and a new pecking order to be established, Michael Carrick picked the wrong time to be injured. The United midfielder will be out through September with an ankle injury.
Toni Kroos' name has been replaced in the Manchester United rumor mill with Germany and Bayern Munich teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The search for a new midfield at Old Trafford will have to continue with the news that Manchester United have ended their pursuit of Bayern Munich and Germany star Toni Kroos.
Manchester United fell behind to Fulham nineteen minutes in and after finally breaking through with two scores in the span of ninety seconds in the second half, looked to be in control, but Fulham would level in the closing seconds to snatch two points away from the Red Devils, putting United boss David Moyes under serious scrutiny.
Juan Mata may be coming but there's little else going right for United with the news that Michael Carrick is injured again and likely out for a month this time.
Michael Carrick, out since late November with an Achilles injury, may return to the line-up against Sunderland in today's Capital One Cup match against Sunderland.
Manchester United will be without the under-appreciated Michael Carrick for approximately a month with an Achilles tendon injury.
Michael Carrick completed the full 90 minutes against Arsenal on Sunday but has withdrawn from England's friendlies this week.
Michael Carrick is struggling with an achilles injury. He's already missed Manchester United's thrashing on Fulham, is unlikely to make their Champions League match against Real Sociedad, and will be a doubt for the weekend's match against Arsenal.