Manchester united manager Sir Alex Ferguson met with the media today ahead of his side’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Fulham tomorrow and he gave an update on the status of injured players.
Jonny Evans and Ashley Young are still not 100 per cent. Jonny is just taking a bit longer than we thought. But he did a bit of training [in Qatar]. Not a lot, but he is on the way back.
The bonus for us, of course, is that Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are both back. So we’re not so bad in that department.
Ashley Young is not far away. He trained a bit in Qatar. Not a lot, but at least he is on the road back and he has always been an important player for us.
We had a good week training in Qatar and it was a great time to go there – we couldn’t have picked a better moment actually when you consider the weather we’ve had here. So it’s worked out very well for us and hopefully we get the benefit from that.
On the Manchester United injury list at present are:
Fletcher [bowel], Young [knee] and Evans [hamstring].