Manchester United's Carrick ruled out for up to six weeks after breaking bone in foot

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick will be out for up to six weeks after breaking a bone in his foot in another setback for Sir Alex Ferguson's side as Patrice Evra was earlier ruled out of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Villarreal.

Carrick, 28, suffered the injury in a tackle by Yossi Benayoun in the first half of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Liverpool and left Anfield on crutches. 

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Michael Carrick

Battle: United's Michael Carrick tangles with Albert Riera (left) at Anfield.

Carrick missed this morning's training session for the start of United's Champions League defence against Villarreal tomorrow night but now looks set to also miss the game against Aalborg and is doubtful for the visit of Celtic on October 21.

'It's not turned out well for us,' said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

'He has a small crack in his foot which was diagnosed on Sunday afternoon. It isn't good news.'

Left-back Evra suffered concussion in the same game following a clash of heads and was taken to hospital after he fell ill on the coach back to Manchester.

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