Man United’s Carrick to miss start of season

Manchester United will be without midfielder Michael Carrick for

the start of the season due to an ankle injury.

United plays Chelsea on Sunday in the Community Shield before

beginning its Premier League campaign against Newcastle on Aug.

16.

Manager Alex Ferguson said Friday that Carrick was injured

during Wednesday’s 7-1 friendly win over the Airtricity League XI

in Dublin.

Ferguson says that “it is nothing serious but he will be out for

a couple of weeks, so he will miss the start of the season.”