Manchester United have sorely missed Michael Carrick in the last few weeks. The midfielder suffered an ankle injury after the 1-0 win over Arsenal. He has been missing in the last few matches, which have contributed to the dip in form for United.
As a result, United find themselves outside the top four and increasingly away from the title race. However, manager David Moyes has confirmed that the player is close to returning to first-team action and he may have him back for the Christmas fixtures.