Manchester United is in a bad state given the injury issues of Michael Carrick and according to Bryan Robson; their star man’s absence is getting really hurtful for the squad.
Carrick is much applauded for his consistent and steady influence on the team and the lack of it is proving to be damaging for Man U matches.
Even though the star midfielder has recently recovered from his ankle surgery that led him to miss out on the initial 3 months of this season- United legend Bryan Robson feels that it won’t be fair to throw Michael into a hectic Manchester derby so soon. The player has had just 1 run-out for under 21s & is most likely to have his 1st-squad comeback against a match with Crustal Palace which is 6 days post the derby game.
“Michael has been quite a huge miss to our team”, remarked Robson. “Whilst he was down with injury the past season, he’s a bad los for us & this season again. Carrick is a very intelligent footballer who knows how to get into right areas. Being a 6ft 2”, he has his great stature as a fantastic advantage. Moreover he can intercept things extremely well & this is why he is so crucial to us.”
“The sole thing which a manager should be careful about is, in case there’re few footballers getting back from injury issues, you should not place too many on field who’re little rusty since it is a derby match. It would be million miles per hour& demand oodles of pace and passion- thus the boys who’ve been on field regularly carry better potential to keep pace with the heightened speed required.”
Manchester United have lost out on 5 of past 6 Premier League’s derby matches of late.