Posted November 18, 2011 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Tom Cleverley
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson says Tom Cleverley will not return to first-team action before Christmas after scans showed the midfielder's ankle injury is worse than first feared. Cleverley damaged ankle ligaments in United's 1-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League last month, his first appearance after a month-long layoff with a foot injury. Ferguson expected Cleverley to make a quick return but said Friday ''it's pretty long term ... it is unfortunate. It is worse than we thought.'' Cleverley started to establish himself as a regular in United's first team at the start of the season, having spent last year on loan at Wigan.

United starlet out until Christmas

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will be out of action until Christmas with ankle ligament damage. Cleverley suffered the injury at Everton last month, which was his first game back after sustaining a foot problem at Bolton. And although Ferguson initially felt the injury was not too serious, he has now admitted it is worse than he imagined...

Cleverley ruled out until Christmas

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Tom Cleverley will not play for Manchester United until Christmas at the earliest. The...
Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.