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Friday 19 April 2013

Ashley Young to miss rest of season

Manchester United winger ruled out with an ankle injury suffered against Man City

Ashley Young joined Manchester United from Aston Villa in 2011

Manchester United winger Ashley Young will miss the rest of the season, manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed.

The 27-year-old hurt his ankle in the derby against Manchester City on 8 April with Ferguson initially hoping the injury would keep the player out for a few weeks.

"The prognosis was not very good at all"
Sir Alex Ferguson on Ashley Young

But Young visited a specialist in London and tests have revealed that the damage is more extensive than originally thought.

"Ashley is out for the season," Ferguson told MUTV. "It's unfortunate and it's a bad blow.

"We thought it'd be maybe two or three weeks but now he's been down to the specialist and that's why you saw him at the game on Wednesday.

"We took him down to a specialist in London and the prognosis was not very good at all. We're going to lose him for the rest of the season."

Young has been hit by injuries this season but has made 17 starts and two substitute appearances in the Barclays Premier League this campaign

It is not known whether Young will be available for the England friendlies against the Republic of Ireland on 29 May and Brazil on 2 June.

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Key Points

  • Manchester United's Ashley Young to miss remainder of this campaign
  • Winger damaged his ankle against Manchester City
  • United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says news is a 'bad blow'