Photo: Michael Carrick provides latest Man United injury update ahead of Liverpool clash

The Manchester United midfielder reveals that he required stitches during Saturday's 4-0 win against Reading

A photo posted by Michael Carrick (@carras16) on

Michael Carrick has revealed that he required staples following a head injury during Manchester United’s 4-0 win against Reading in the FA Cup third round on Saturday afternoon.

The 35-year-old impressed during the Premier League outfit’s comfortable victory over Jaap Stam’s Championship side as goals from Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marucs Rashford secured their place in the fourth-round draw on Monday night.

Carrick lasted 78 minutes before he was replaced by Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger as the German icon made just his second appearance of the season in a Manchester United shirt.

The English defensive midfielder suffered a nasty head injury during the cup clash which required stitches ahead of Manchester United’s home game against Hull City in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

Carrick posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“Makes me look a lot tougher than I really am if I’m honest 😂
1st time I’ve had my head stapled on a pitch before tho 😳”

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Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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