Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United: Major Midfield Crisis!

United: Major Midfield Crisis!

Michael Carrick is out for up to six weeks after fracturing his elbow against AS Roma.

Just what we were praying for not to happen did happen indeed. After Owen Hargreaves and Darren Fletcher had been ruled out, it became vital that we keep Scholes and Carrick fit. Well, now we do not have a recognised defensive midfielder...

'Michael has sustained a fractured right elbow and will be out for up to six weeks,' a club spokesperson told the official website.

Time has come for the fantastic Scholes-O'Shea pairing but the Irishman is needed at right-back at the moment though I hope Brown's injury is nothing serious and he'll be back for the Wigan game. If not, we are in trouble in midfield.

There is still Anderson of course but a Scholes-Anderson pair would leave us seriously vulnerable in defence and put even more pressure on Vidic and Ferdinand.

Another option, Darren Fletcher suffered his injury during the France v Scotland game and at the time doctors said he would miss six weeks. The trouble is, that game was only three weeks ago so we are still far from that date... I think he might be rushed back which I normally hate but we have little to do now.

Hargreaves will be hopefully back in less than a months' time and I hope beyond hope that we will have both him and Fletcher available for the trip to Emirates on November 3.

And of course I wish a speedy recovery to Michael Carrick.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday October 4 2007
Time: 9:28AM

Comments

0
And even Darron Gibson is out, mind you...
Zae
04/10/2007 09:39:00
0
giggsy can do a job in the middle, hes not that great on the left anymore and a scholes-giggs combo is oozing experience
united4life
04/10/2007 17:31:00
0
you think you've got problems! we go to Bolton without Lampard, Ballack, Essien and Mikel - god enough for any team when they're fit!
merlin
04/10/2007 19:35:00
0
yeah chelseas problems do make ours look a little better
rooneyisgod
04/10/2007 21:03:00
0
lets face it bolton have been no way near there best this season but still a hard game for any team
muffdaddy1983
04/10/2007 23:20:00
0
Yep merlin but you have 386 central midfielders - I believe you'll still be able to field a Makelele-Sidwell pairing which is not bad at all. We do not have a recognised tackler now, only John O'Shea if you can call him that.
Zae
05/10/2007 10:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Manchester United Articles

Whose Won The Most Points So Far

Which player has won your side the most points so far in the Premier League campaign of 2016/17?

Premier League Team Of The Season So Far (25/3/17)

The Team of the Season so far based on statistical scoring points has now been released.

Vote For The March Awards - 2016/17

The Premier League have now opened voting for the Manager, Player and Goal of the Month awards for March.

Smalling Injured on England Duty

News has filtered through that another of the Manchester United contingent in the England squad has picked up an injury.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea13%
Bailly1%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young1%
Carrick0%
Fellaini3%
Valencia42%
Mata1%
Rashford3%
Lingard33%
Rojo3%
Martial0%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football