Mourinho rules Carrick and Mkhitaryan out of cup final

Date published: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 8:23

Jose Mourinho says that Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be fit for Sunday’s EFL Cup final.

Both players started in Manchester United’s 1-0 victory in St Etienne, despite United already holding a 3-0 lead from the first leg.

However, Mkhitaryan was substituted after just 25 minutes with a hamstring injury, while Carrick’s problem was revealed after the match.

Speaking after the game, Mourinho said neither were likely to recover in time to face Southampton:

Which all begs the question why those key players were even picked at all. If only someone had written a piece on the match asking just that…

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