Michael Carrick set to return for Manchester United, Darmian out vs Derby

source: vavel

Michael Carrick is set to return for Manchester United after injury, but full-back Matteo Darmian is out of contention for the club’s trip to Derby County on Friday night.

Carrick hasn’t appeared since making his 400th appearance for the club against Swansea City in a 2-1 victory on January 2 but now Louis van Gaal says his English midfielder could come back, if not for the full match, as a substitute.

Van Gaal, who did not speak of the extent of Carrick’s injury before Thursday’s press conference, says that “it is very good that he [Carrick] is coming back.”

Darmian was also spitting blood in hospital after a collision with Shane Long against Southampton, but it now appears that the rib/head injury he sustained is not too serious, with van Gaal confirming he is out for Friday’s game, but not for a long time as previously expected.

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