Welbeck and Carrick out for Three Lions

INJURED Manchester United duo Michael Carrick and Danny Welbeck will miss England’s friendlies with Chile and Germany, the Football Association confirmed yesterday.

Carrick played in the champions’ 1-0 defeat of Arsenal on Sunday, but aggravated an Achilles injury and will not be used in either game this Friday or next Tuesday.

Meanwhile Welbeck is yet to recover from the knee problem that has kept him out of United’s last five fixtures.

“Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick have both withdrawn from the England squad due to injury,” a statement confirmed.

“The Manchester United duo featured in last month’s World Cup qualifier against Poland, but are ruled out as Roy Hodgson’s men gather for two games at Wembley Stadium.

“No additional players will be added to the squad of 26.”

The senior players met yesterday at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground rather than their regular St George’s Park base, after a stomach virus was found to have swept through the Staffordshire HQ.