Carrick defends Rooney absence

Michael Carrick insists Wayne Rooney would have made himself available for England if there was any chance of being fit.

We know what he is like.

If there was a way of playing he would. It is easy for people to look at the past and compare with what has gone on but every situation is different.

It was a bad cut. It wasn't nice to see.

It is unfortunate but it is something that we will deal with.

– Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick