Michael Carrick ruled out of England’s Euro 2016 qualifier and friendly

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has pulled out of the England squad with a groin injury, reports BBC Sport.

The 33-year-old’s last cap for the Three Lions came last year, and with a lack of options for manager Roy Hodgson in the midfield, Carrick’s injury will be a real setback. It’s said to only minor, however, meaning he will likely be fit to face Arsenal after the international break, but nevertheless it’s another name on Manchester United’s growing injury list this season.

With Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard having retired from international duty this year, England are very short on long-term options. Carrick, who ageing, was seen as a highly experienced choice to play in holding midfield, but he will now need to be replaced.

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