By Dave Marshall
With the hectic festive period starting to affect the fitness of players, Manchester United are no exception as a number of our players are currently out injured. Manchester United are currently 11 points behind Manchester City and we take on Leicester City this weekend at The King Power Stadium. The likes of Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Eric Bailly are all injured and we take a look at their injuries and their expected return dates.
The 23 year old central defender on his day is the best centre back at the club but is expected to be out until at least March. The Ivorian defender picked up an ankle injury in the defeat to Chelsea last month, and was expected to be out of action for just some weeks, but manager, Jose Mourinho believes the only way out of his predicament may be though surgery.
The club captain has been out injured since September with a mystery injury which has been claimed tagged a heart condition. The 36 year old former England international is widely expected to retire at the end of the season, as a role in the academy is being lined up for him. Carrick has served the club for the best part of a decade and no return date has been set for him.
Belgium International, Marouane Fellaini is currently out injured with a knee complaint but is expected to return to full fitness in the early part of January. The player, whose current deal runs out in the summer has been impressive this season but could still depart given that the club may not match his demands. He is free to agree a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs starting from January 1.
Veteran winger turned leftback, Ashley Young is also having some injury and fitness issues with updates about the 32 year old expected to be available in the coming days.