Phil Jones a doubt for Manchester United’s clash with Real Madrid

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Phil Jones won't feature against QPR and is a doubt for Real Madrid tie

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Sir Alex Ferguson signed Phil Jones from Blackburn in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

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Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United defender Phil Jones will miss the Red Devils’s trip to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday due to an ankle injury.

The 21-year-old defender is also a doubt for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid at Old Trafford in the Champions League on 4 March.

Jones picked up the injury in a 2-1 victory over Reading in the FA Cup on Monday, with the youngster forced off just before half-time and replaced by match-winner Nani.

The England international was lauded for his performance in a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, and Ferguson says the club’s medical staff are working hard to ensure Jones will be fit for the Madrid clash.

“We are working very hard. He has an outside chance for Madrid – but no more than that,” said Ferguson.

“He is a young man who went into a tackle too brave and was a bit off-balanced.

“He certainly won’t be fit for the weekend.”

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