Manchester United are set to face a huge blow after their midfielder Michael Carrick suffered an ankle ligament injury and that could see him miss the rest of the season. Carrick sustained this injury during England’s friendly against Spain last night and was stretched off the field. England manager Roy Hodgson said that the extent of the injury will be known after the X-ray results are out.
“It doesn’t look good — he has severely twisted ankle, [which] normally means ligament damage, but we won’t know until X-ray or scan tomorrow. It means we are one further player going down into Tuesday’s game [against France]. At this moment in time we could do without that — 11 missing to start off with, and maybe now 13 or 14. That is not an excuse as we thought the team we put out tonight were capable of winning the game. This is going to put a lot of pressure on players like Dele Alli and Eric Dier, as France are one of the top teams in the world,” he said.