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United snub Carra apology

JAMIE CARRAGHER was turned away from Manchester United's dressing room on Sunday at Anfield after trying to apologise for his controversial challenge on Nani.

The Portuguese winger suffered a deep wound on his left leg after the Liverpool defender's lunge, which is likely force him out of United's weekend FA Cup clash with Arsenal and the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Marseille.

While Nani was clearly in distress on the ground, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard urged him to "get up" as the United players, incensed by the incident, complained to Carragher and referee Phil Dowd.

Coaching staff turned the Liverpool stalwart away from the door of the dressing room, because of the anger within the United camp at the severity of the challenge and the fact that Carragher did not receive a red card for the incident.

He was only cautioned by Dowd.

Nani has become a focal point of the Red Devils attack, notching up 12 goals and 13 assists so far this season.

His assessment was rescheduled for 24 hours due to swelling around what United sources have described as "a very deep gash", which left the winger's shin bone visible through the open wound.