Phil Jones leaves Old Trafford on crutches

Jones leaves Old Trafford on crutches
© PA Photos
Phil Jones leaves Old Trafford on crutches following Manchester United's FA Cup win over Reading.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he does not know the extent of the ankle injury picked up by Phil Jones in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Reading.

The 20-year-old was forced off in the first half at Old Trafford and ended up leaving the stadium on crutches after goals from Nani and Javier Hernandez secured United passage to the quarter-finals.

Jones has been a key player for the Red Devils in recent weeks, earning praise for his man-marking jobs on Maroaune Fellaini and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ferguson has ruled Jones out of this weekend's clash with Queens Park Rangers and said that scans will indicate whether he will be fit for the return leg against Ronaldo's Real Madrid on March 5.

"We'll have to assess it in the morning," said Ferguson. "It's an ankle injury obviously so I'd imagine he'll not be ready for Saturday anyway.

"But we'll see what he's like after that."

Jones missed the first three months of United's season with a leg injury.

United striker Javier Hernandez is congratulated by Sir Alex Ferguson after his winning strike against Newcastle on December 26, 2012
Read Next:
Preview: Manchester United vs. Reading
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account