Barmby out for a month
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 28-year-old had been set to start The Whites' clash against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday, however the star suffered the injury just 20 minutes before the start of the clash.
The news of the injury is actually good news for the club, as it had been feared the versatile star had torn the tendon which would have left the Yorkshireman out for at least a couple of months.
Under-fire United manager Terry Venables bemoaned the injury saying: "It's typical of the way things are going for us right now. It didn't look good at the time, fortunately it's not ruptured or anything like that.
"It's one of those freak injuries. He was training, his studs got caught and he got a real bad pain down his Achilles.
"Obviously it broke his heart as we were all ready to go. It doesn't help when you're tuned into something and something happens like what happened to Nicky."