Manchester United faced a major blow with the news of their key player Michael Carrick getting withdrawn from the England squad due to an injury.

The Three Lions qualified for Euro 2016 with a 6-0 win over San Marino on Saturday, with James Milner and Jonjo Shelvey making the cut ahead of the former Tottenham man.

The midfielder looked set for a return to the starting XI against Switzerland, but must now return to Old Trafford for treatment.


Carrick, who has started four of United’s six games this season, will now be a doubt for Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.

Roy Hodgson’s side are bidding for the three points which would secure top spot in Group E but now must do without Carrick, who was an unused substitute in Saturday’s win at San Marino.

Having previously been tipped to make a return to the starting line-up against Switzerland on Tuesday, the 34-year-old will not be afforded the opportunity to improve on his 33 caps as he returns to Old Trafford for treatment.



    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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