Jose Mourinho was speaking at his pre-Liverpool press conference
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Carrick will not feature when the Red Devils travel to Anfield tomorrow.
However, the United boss has revealed that star striker Romelu Lukaku is fit to play.
He said: “Michael Carrick I know he cannot play, I know that.
“Lukaku looks fine and that’s it.”
Carrick has been ruled out with a calf injury but was expected to return to the squad to face Liverpool.
Michael Carrick is ruled out of the trip to Liverpool tomorrow
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Sky Sports pundits name biased combined XI
Fri, October 13, 2017
Sky Sports pundits have been naming their combined Liverpool and Manchester United XIs, and there is definitely a preference for Red Devils players in the final line-up based on their choices
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Sky Sports pundits have named their combined Liverpool and Manchester United XI
Mourinho’s plans have suffered a setback as the former England international’s race to get fit hit a bump in the road.
Belgian forward Lukaku picked up an ankle injury while on international duty and spent time in his homeland with renowned physiotherapist Lieven Maesschalck.
But the 24-year-old played the last half an hour as Roberto Martinez’s side faced Cyprus, a risk which had Mourinho fuming.