Young injury blow for United

Manchester United's England winger Ashley Young will miss the remainder of the season due to injury.

Last Updated: 19/04/13 at 13:02 Post Comment

Ashley Young: His injury has proved worse than feared

Ashley Young: His injury has proved worse than feared

The 27-year-old hurt his ankle against Manchester City two weeks ago and it was initially suggested that he would only be out of action for a fortnight.

However, manager Sir Alex Ferguson told MUTV on Friday morning: "We have bad news on Ashley, he is out for the season unfortunately.

"It is a bad blow. We thought two or three weeks but we took him down to a specialist in London on Wednesday and the prognosis is not very good at all.

"We are going to lose him for the season."

England have friendlies scheduled against Republic of Ireland on 29 May and Brazil on 2 June but it remains to be seen whether Young will be fit in time.

He will have been out for almost two months by then, capping an unlucky season for the wide man, who has now lost significant time due to injury on three separate occasions.

United's next fixture is at home to Aston Villa on Monday and Ferguson is hoping to have a fairly fit squad to choose from, despite a midweek draw at Upton Park which featured several robust challenges.

"There are a few bumps and bruises from West Ham on Wednesday," said Ferguson. "Nemanja Vidic has a beautiful bruise on his cheek bone.

"I am quite happy to get out of that war zone without a serious injury."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company