Man United star set for extended layoff after injury on international duty

Manchester United star Michael Carrick is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury on international duty, according to the Metro.

The 34-year old was stretchered off as the Three Lions lost away in Spain last night, with suspected damage to his ankle ligaments the issue.

The Red Devils star is set to have a scan to determine the extent of the injury, though England boss Roy Hodgson did not appear to be overly optimistic.

‘Michael Carrick doesn’t look good.’

‘He’s got a severely twisted ankle which normally means ligament damage’, revealed Hodgson after the 2-0 loss in Alicante.

The former West Ham and Tottenham star had recently earned his place back in the national setup after being left at home during the 2014 World Cup.

However, constant niggling injuries have restricted his outings to just two international games since then.

The news will come as a blow to Man United chief Louis van Gaal, as Carrick is a regular in his side at Old Trafford. The likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger will have to provide cover for their fallen teammate.