24 Dec 2011

Another Man United star out of action

12:57 pm on 24 December 2011

The Manchester United winger Ashley Young will be out of football for several weeks with a knee injury.

Young, an England international, was injured during United's 5-0 thrashing of Fulham on Thursday.

There was better news on Phil Jones who was caught in the face by an elbow from Fulham's Clint Dempsey during the match and came off in the 20th minute.

X-rays showed the versatile defender should be fit for United's Premier League clash against Wigan on Tuesday.

Brazilian defender Rafael da Silva is also expected to return from long-term injury but United will be without midfielders Tom Cleverley and Anderson.

Earlier this month, United lost captain Nemanja Vidic for the season with a ruptured cruciate knee ligament and midfielder Darren Fletcher announced an extended break from the game with a chronic bowel condition.