Carrick could return in Valencia

The midfielder has not started a game for United since the

Community Shield and, although he did join up with the England

squad for their opening Euro 2012 qualifiers, he was then sent for

an injection to try to ease the discomfort from a niggling Achilles

problem. Sir Alex Ferguson reported on Friday that Carrick had

returned to training and the former Tottenham star was on the

flight to Spain this morning that departed without the injured

Wayne Rooney.