Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Barclays Premier League

United's Jones to miss QPR game



Manchester United's Phil Jones will miss Saturday's Premier League match at Queens Park Rangers, the club website said on Thursday.

The versatile defender or midfielder suffered an ankle injury during Monday's FA Cup fifth-round win over Reading and is struggling to be fit for the Champions League last-16 second-leg match against Real Madrid on March 5.

"Phil Jones is the one we are really concerned about in terms of the Real Madrid game," manager Alex Ferguson told reporters.

"We're working hard on it and I'd say he has an outside chance - no more than that. He won't be fit for the weekend."

Jones man-marked Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Madrid.

"He did an incredible job against Real Madrid," Ferguson said.

"The great thing Phil has got is that he doesn't care who he is playing against. There is no fear about playing against anyone. We will have to wait and see. The Madrid game is two weeks away. A lot can happen in that time."

United travel to bottom club QPR 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League with 12 games left.

"QPR are fighting for survival and we know it is going to be a hard game," Ferguson said. "That is what we need anyway. We need to keep the awareness on making sure we do our job right."

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
How do you pay tribute to Thierry Henry?
If you’re a fan of the classic musical “The Sound of Music” then you will be familiar with the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Some refs invite criticism
Why is it that some referees appear to invite criticism? Why is it that some referees put a...

Neil Tovey
Backing Tinkler for the big time
With Vladimir Vermezovic having jumped ship, Orlando Pirates find themselves in a state of flux.

Chima Emmanuel Aguma
Wenger in or out? I say out!
After Arsenal’s loss to Stoke City this past weekend, the call for Arsene Wenger to step down as...

Sunday Oliseh
Football's new undisputed best club?
When Barcelona appointed Pep Guardiola as head coach in 2008, their primary objective was to stop...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Make or break time
Ten years ago today, I remember Andy Gray's iconic commentary at Anfield, when Steven Gerrard...