Manchester United will be without the services of Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini for the EFL Cup quarter-final clash against West Ham United as the midfield duo will miss the match due to suspension.
The France international was booked by referee Jonathan Moss for simulation in the first half, which was his fifth yellow card of the season. In addition to this, the former Everton man, who came on as a second half substitute in the Red Devils' 1-1 draw against Hammers, also received his fifth yellow card for his tackle on West Ham's Mark Noble.
Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Moss for kicking a bottle on the touchline. The incident took place in the 27th minute when Pogba was booked for diving in a game, which was dominated by United, but failed to find the winner.
Rui Faria, United's assistant manager took charge after Mourinho's sending off. The Portuguese coach expressed his views on Pogba's yellow card, which will force him to miss the EFL Cup clash against Slaven Bilic's side.
"I think everyone saw that his frustration showed that it was a free-kick to us but it was a yellow card for Paul and he's out of the next match," Faria was quoted as saying by United's official website.
"So there is maybe reason to express some frustration but it is also something that happens during the game, the referee's decision. From our perspective it was a decision that should have been for the opposite side [for us]."
According to The Sun, Michael Carrick missed United's clash against the London based outfit due to a slight strain. The English midfielder played in the Red Devils' draw against Arsenal in the league and also in their 4-0 win over Feyenoord in the Europa League.
It should be seen whether Carrick will be fit enough to face West Ham in the EFL Cup clash. Should he fail to make himself available and with Pogba and Fellaini suspended, Mourinho will have to decide between Ander Herrera, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin
Schweinsteiger made it to the bench in United's disappointing draw on 26 November. He could be one of the options in the midfield for the quarter-final cup clash on 30 November. In addition to this, the former Chelsea manager is already without the services of centre-back duo of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling for West Ham tie as the two defenders are recovering from their respective injuries.