Carrick back in training
Michael Carrick was a suprise addition to Manchester United's open training session on Saturday.
By Elliot Ball
Last Updated: 07/08/10 2:06pm
Michael Carrick has taken part in Manchester United's open training session, just a day after being ruled out for two weeks with an ankle injury.
Sir Alex Ferguson announced on Friday that the England international midfielder would miss the start of the new season after picking up the injury in United's last pre-season match against League of Ireland XI last Wednesday.
But the former West Ham and Tottenham playmaker was in attendance at Old Trafford and was moving freely in training to give the Red Devils fans encouraging news ahead of their Premier League opener against Newcastle.
The da Silva twins - who have been suffering with food poisoning - also took part in training and could be in contention to feature in Sunday's Community Shield clash against Chelsea.
Ahead of Sunday's clash, Ferguson is adamant he will not dip into the transfer market for the sake of it.
The United boss has continually insisted there is no one 'exciting' him in the transfer market and is not tempted to take a plunge in the last three weeks before the window closes.
"I don't see the value in adding to our squad," said Ferguson.
"I am happy with what we already have and I don't see any reason to add to that just because people want me to buy someone.
"Supporters want you to buy players. They like to see a big signing every year. Sometimes the players like to see a big signing.
"But we have to be sensible about it. We look at our own squad and ask what do we need?
"I look at the players everyone says are available and they don't excite me."