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Michael Carrick could be used as centre-back by Louis van Gaal

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal hopes Michel Carrick will be fit within two weeks and provide some much needed experience at centre-back, according to The Sun.

Carrick has been sidelined all season after undergoing ankle surgery but has this month returned to grass training as his rehabilitation continues.

Although Manchester United havd the best defensive record in the Premier League before the game against Leicester City, United have now conceded 12 goals in their past six games and are in desperate need of an experienced defender which is where Carrick could theoretically step in.

The 33-year-old previously played in the centre-back role under Sir Alex Ferguson during injury crises but as much as his experience could bring a calming presence, Carrick at centre-back is not the solution to United’s problems.


Van Gaal is surely more likely to play Daley Blind in at centre-back as he is naturally comfortable in that position whereas Carrick has always looked uncomfortable in a position that is strange to him.

Even the thought of considering Carrick at centre-back is indicative of how dire United’s current situation is and with injuries once again mounting up, it’s unlikely that the defensive situation will has a quick fix.

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