Manchester United winger Nani out for another month

Reuters| Updated: Feb 01, 2014, 06:49 AM IST

London: Manchester United winger Nani will be out for another month but midfielder Michael Carrick is set to return for Saturday`s Premier League clash at Stoke City, manager David Moyes said.

Portugal international Nani has not played since early December after sustaining a hamstring injury.

"Nani has had a bad hamstring injury. He`s getting closer now but I think it will be another month until he will be about ready to play," Moyes told the club website (

England midfielder Carrick missed Tuesday`s league win over Cardiff City at Old Trafford with an ankle problem.

"Carrick is improving with his ankle and has got a good chance of being in the squad," Moyes added.

"He`s improving and has done some training. We`ll just check to see if he can twist and turn correctly before we make a decision."

United are seventh in the standings, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City.