Date: 23rd December 2013 at 1:09pm
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Fellaini

News this morning that Marouane Fellaini is set to miss the next six week after undergoing wrist surgery has been softened, after it was revealed that Michael Carrick is set to return from his achilles injury this week.

Manchester United opted to kill two birds with one stone when Fellaini picked up a back injury against Everton at the start of the month. By sending him to have wrist surgery this weekend, he is missing games that the back injury will have ruled him out for anyway this both injuries can heal in this time out.

The £27.5m summer signing has struggled at United this season, failing to hit the heights of his spell at Goodison Park and this surgery is just the latest of his struggles but The Daily Mail believe that United were only willing to allow him to have the surgery to repair tendon damage due to the imminent return of Michael Carrick.

The midfielder has been out of action since United’s 1-0 win over Arsenal after picking up an achilles injury but is set to return with some claiming that he could be back in time for United’s boxing day clash with Hull.

His return couldn’t come at a better time with Fellaini’s injury. Phil Jones has impressed in his central midfield role but without his versatility, the team would have found itself in some problems.