Updated: Saturday, 14th December 2019 @ 6:16pm

World Cup woes: Manchester United's Michael Carrick offers support to Brazil doubt Phil Jones

World Cup woes: Manchester United's Michael Carrick offers support to Brazil doubt Phil Jones

| By Stefan Mackley

Manchester United's Michael Carrick has given his support to teammate Phil Jones, whose season could be going from bad to worse as he may be forced to miss this summer’s World Cup.

The 22-year-old went off injured in United’s final home game of the season against Hull City on Tuesday with a shoulder injury.

The blow puts a big question mark next to the former Blackburn Rovers player’s participation at the tournament, with England manager Roy Hodgson naming his 30-man squad on Monday.

Carrick has expressed his sympathy for Jones, but believes he is young enough to bounce back and enjoy a fruitful international career regardless of how bad the injury might be.

“I can only imagine what it must be like, getting injured so late on,” said Carrick.

“It didn’t look great and hopefully it is not as bad as it looks, but it is a problem at this stage of the season when anyone gets an injury because you are in danger of missing the summer. 

“The only thing you can say is that he is so young and is that good that the chances will come again, but at this stage it is not going to soften the blow for him.

“If that is the case then I am hugely disappointed for him because he obviously doesn’t deserve that."

There is a growing list of players who will not make the tournament which takes place in just 35 days time.

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Southampton youngster Jay Rodriguez have already been confirmed as out while there are doubts surrounding Tottenham players Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend.

Jones has already made headlines this year for his talent of gurning during matches as well as a flurry of abusive Tweets from fans after requesting them to send in questions for him to answer.

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