Man United left to sweat on midfielder’s fitness ahead of Liverpool clash

Manchester United will need to assess the fitness of veteran midfielder Michael Carrick after he was sent him from the England camp on Monday with a calf injury, the Daily Express reports.

The 34-year-old allegedly sustained the problem while warming up for England’s 6-0 demolition of San Marino at the weekend and though he was forced to sit out the encounter, manager Roy Hodgson revealed that he isn’t seriously injured (via The Express).

However, The Express also reports that the injury is serious enough to keep the veteran out of Tuesday evening’s clash with Switzerland, and there are now doubts that he will be fit for Manchester United’s upcoming matchup with Liverpool at the weekend.

“We don’t believe it’s that serious. It’s quite strange. It came out of nowhere almost,” Hodgson said.

“It was at the start of a warm-up in San Marino. He felt something very, very small, very, very slight.

“He had a preliminary type of scan with our doctors and they decided there’s something there.

“It’s up to Manchester United to look at it much more closely. We don’t believe it’s a long-term injury.

“But of course more than enough to keep him out of the game which both he and I are disappointed by.”

United’s medical team will now run the rule over Carrick’s progress before manager Louis van Gaal finalises his selection ahead of the 5:30pm kick off on Saturday.

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