One negative in what was a fairly routine win for United over Reading in the FA Cup fifth round at Old Trafford on Monday evening was the sight of Phil Jones hobbling off the pitch with an ankle injury.
Will the utility man be fit for Real Madrid?
The former Blackburn man, was one of the stars of the show in the Bernabeu last week, doing a superb job of marshalling Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jones was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches after the Reading game and Sir Alex has noted the club will need to asses the seriousness of the injury later on today.
The United boss admitted he doesn’t expect Jones to be fit for the weekend:
R20;We will have to assess it [Jones’s injury] in the morning,”
R20;It’s an ankle injury so I would imagine he would not be ready for Saturday [away to QPR] – we will see what he is like after that.”
Jones has had his fair share of injury problems since he arrived at United, but now more than ever seems to be a time the Reds could really do with the youngster being fit.
Watch this space….