I had a heart procedure but I’m fine now, reveals Michael Carrick as he targets Manchester United return

Midfielder was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat after his only match of the season in September

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 November, 2017, 11:33am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 November, 2017, 11:33am

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick said he has not played since September because of an irregular heartbeat.

Carrick said he underwent tests after “feeling strange” during a League Cup match against Burton Albion on September 20. He then had a procedure called a cardiac ablation.

“I just want to clear up my situation as I have had quite a few people asking if I’m OK and why I haven’t been fit over the last couple of months,” Carrick said in a statement released on Friday.

“After feeling strange in the second half of the Burton game in September, I underwent a series of tests.

“It turned out to be due to an irregular heart rhythm which has been fully investigated and I had a procedure called a cardiac ablation.

“I had to build up training steadily while being monitored closely but I feel fine now. I would like to reassure everyone that I’m healthy and back training hard with the team.

“I’m building up my fitness and aiming to be back in contention for selection soon.”

The game against Burton was the 36-year-old Carrick’s only appearance this season.