Manchester United confirm Michael Carrick will be out for four to six weeks with Achilles injury

Shaun Botterill

Manchester United have confirmed that Michael Carrick’s Achilles injury will keep him sidelined for four to six weeks.

But the midfielder is still set to earn a two-year contract extension .

Carrick has for the Wembley friendlies against Chile and Germany with a recurrence of his injury.

The 32-year-old has been dogged by Achilles trouble for the last couple of years and United have worked hard to ease him through.

The Geordie sat out three games before returning to play all 90 minutes of Sunday’s at Old Trafford.

But he felt pain afterwards and United’s medical team are deciding on the best way forward.

Manager David Moyes will be hoping Carrick is not out for too long and wants to offer him a new deal to reward his consistent form.

The former Tottenham player’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season and Moyes wants to table a two-year extension.

Carrick is keen to stay and said last month: “I’d love to carry on playing as long as possible at this club.

“It’s a fantastic club and I’ve had great times here.”

* MANCHESTER UNITED are letting starlet Will Keane go out on loan, with Championship side Wigan set to take the striker for the rest of the season.

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