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Man Utd blow as Jones rules out of Real Madrid clash

Phil Jones is out of Tuesday night's Champions League meeting with Real Madrid admitted Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after the player missed the open training session on Monday morning. Jones had been a fitness doubt after injuring his ankle in the FA Cup win over Reading a fortnight ago.

Ferguson also said he is undecided over whether to start Ryan Giggs or bring him off the bench for his 1,000th senior appearance.

"Phil's not fit and won't be fit for tomorrow," Ferguson said. "Ryan will be involved at some point tomorrow, either as a starter or on the bench. I haven't made my mind up yet. He'll be important to us."

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