Michael Carrick has been sidelined for almost six weeks now, but the Red Devils’ medical staff still don’t have a clue about the veteran’s ‘mystery illness’, as per reports.
United’s medical chief, Steve McNally, has tried to get to the bottom of Carrick’s illness, but so far, has nothing to show for the efforts. The 36-year-old’s appearance against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup, which is the only match he has featured in so far this season, was identified as the origin of the problem.
As per Daily Star, Carrick had complained that he ‘felt light-headed and sick after the victory’. It was further claimed that his ‘problem also resurfaced in training,’ and as a result, the Englishman has been off the pitch since the Red Devils registered the win back on the 20th of September.
As for United manager Jose Mourinho, the former Tottenham star’s absence has proved to be extremely difficult to cope up with, considering the fact that along with him, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini have also been forced out due to injuries.
Pogba’s return is still uncertain, and Fellaini, who suffered a knee injury on his international duty with Belgium, is expected to be back by next month. Carrick’s return date is also ‘not known,’ which has left the Special One with just Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic to operate with in United’s midfield.
The 36-year-old has also been dropped by England boss Gareth Southgate, who has instead, named Spurs’ Harry Winks in his squad.
Meanwhile, it was also reported earlier that Leicester City, Aston Villa, and West Bromwich Albion are all keeping tabs over the veteran midfielder’s situation at Old Trafford, as they eye a swoop for him in the winter transfer window.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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