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Man United Suffer Two More Crucial Injuries: Nine Old Trafford First Team Members Now Out Injured

Sir Alex Ferguson in the midst of an injury crisis.

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones is to have an X-ray after suffering a facial injury in the 5-0 win at Fulham.

Jones appeared to take a knock to the face in a challenge with Fulham forward Clint Dempsey early on in the first half at Craven Cottage.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Phil Jones got an elbow to the jaw and we’ll send him for an X-ray. It doesn’t look good.”

Ashley Young will also be out for two to three weeks with a knee problem.

The winger was forced off in the second half after a challenge from Dickson Etuhu and is likely to miss the whole festive period.

Defender Rio Ferdinand missed Wednesday’s win because of a knock and will not be fit for the Boxing Day clash with Wigan.

“Rio will maybe be back for the Blackburn game on New Year’s Eve,” said Ferguson.

“Phil [Jones] is a concern and Ashley is out for two or three weeks. It was an elbow [on Jones], but I don’t think it was intentional.

“I thought the challenge on Ashley Young was aggressive. We’re all right in the striker department, it’s in other areas we are picking up injuries.”

SOURCE: BBC Sport

So as well as the pair who suffered knocks at Craven Cottage last night the likes of Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Anderson, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher and Fabio are all also sidelined and given that the upcoming Christmas matches will come thick and fast Sir Alex Ferguson will hope his large squad can step up their games to keep up with local rivals Man City.

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