Michael Carrick is set to make his first appearance of the season for Manchester United on Wednesday when Jose Mourinho’ side take on Northampton Town.

Carrick agreed terms on a new one-year deal at United in June but is yet to play any competitive minutes for the Red Devils this campaign.

The signing of Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini’s renaissance under Mourinho has seen midfield options difficult to come by, with Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera also struggling for playing time, while Bastian Schweinsteiger has been dropped completely.

But according to the Times, Carrick is set to feature for the first time this campaign for his side in the EFL Cup match with League One side Northampton.

Carrick played 28 times in the Premier League last season under the management of Louis van Gaal, with 22 of those matches starts for the 35-year-old.

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