Jose Mourinho doesn’t expect Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to feature in Manchester United’s side in Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Southampton. Both players started the second leg of United’s Europa League last 32 tie with Saint Etienne on Wednesday, but were substituted after picking up injuries, and the United boss doesn’t expect them to recover in time to take part in the match at Wembley.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game, Mourinho said: “Honestly, I don’t think so. I think Henrikh and Michael are both out. But, this is based on my experience, not on my medical knowledge and not based on tests and what they have to do tomorrow.
“I think no chance but, I repeat, it’s just my experience. A calf, a hamstring, even if it’s a minor injury, some fibre damage, I think they’re out.”