Manchester United faced a major blow with the news of their key player Michael Carrick getting withdrawn from the England squad due to an injury.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