Manchester United defender Phil Jones has been hit by shingles!

The Sun says he is a serious doubt for Manchester United's Euro showdown with Real Madrid - after getting SHINGLES.

The infection, known as the 'adult chickenpox', can take FOUR WEEKS to clear.

That puts the defender in danger of missing United's last-16 Champions League clash at the Bernabeu next Wednesday - AND the return at Old Trafford on March 5.

Jones pulled out of tonight's England Under-21 friendly with Sweden.

Young Lions boss Stuart Pearce said: "It's a shame. You want your good players to be here.

"But Phil has picked up shingles and there's not a lot we can do about it.

"But it means someone else gets a chance."