English Premiership

United wing Young sidelined

2011-12-23 15:29
Ashley Young (AFP)

London - Manchester United wing Ashley Young will be sidelined for several weeks with a knee injury, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.

Young, an England international, was injured during United's 5-0 thrashing of Fulham on Wednesday.

"It's not so good for Ashley Young," Ferguson told a news conference. "We're still waiting on some of the bleeding to go away, which is quite extensive at the moment. It was a sore one so he'll be out for a few weeks."

There was better news about Phil Jones who was caught in the face by an elbow from Fulham's Clint Dempsey during the match and came off in the 20th minute.

Ferguson said x-rays showed the versatile defender should be fit for United's Premier League clash against Wigan on Monday.

"He has some swelling in his jaw but there's no break, no fracture, which is good news," Ferguson said.

"We feared the worst because he lost his vision a bit in that period when he came back on to the field. Thankfully it's good news."

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva is also expected to return from long-term injury but Ferguson will be without midfielders Tom Cleverley and Anderson.

Earlier this month, United lost captain Nemanja Vidic for the season with a ruptured cruciate knee ligament and midfielder Darren Fletcher announced an extended break from the game with a chronic bowel condition.

"It's not an easy spell for us but we just have to get on with it. The squad has handled the situation quite well," Ferguson said.

"The form has been really good and I'm pleased with that. We're scoring goals again, which is terrific."

Read more on:    epl  |  ashley young

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

22 October 2016
Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur, Vitality Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Middlesbrough, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v Watford, Liberty Stadium 16:00
West Ham United v Sunderland, Olympic Stadium 16:00
Hull City v Stoke City, The KC Stadium 16:00
Burnley v Everton, Turf Moor 16:00
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion, Anfield 18:30
23 October 2016
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 14:30
Chelsea v Manchester United, Stamford Bridge 17:00
29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.