Manchester United’s 1-0 win away at Saint-Etienne in the Europa League round of 32 second leg on Wednesday night came at a cost with two of their influential stars picking up injury.

United progressed to the round of 16 with a 4-0 aggregate win following Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s only goal in the first half after taking a giant 3-0 lead from the first-leg at Old Trafford last week.

Tonight’s goalscorer in France Mkhitaryan limped out of action and was replaced by Marcus Rashford while veteran English midfield anchorman Michael Carrick had to be withdrawn after sustaining what looked like a calf injury.

“You can be injured leaving your house or in the garden you never know when and why,” United boss Jose Mourinho told BT Sport 3 after the game.

“You have always the risk of it but at the same time it is an opportunity for another one, not to have them for the final is complicated but I think Fellaini and Schweinsteiger have not played much.

“I just say what i feel with three days a hamstring and calf, three days is no time.”

Up next for United is the EFL Cup final where they square up against Southampton at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.


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