Man Utd boss Ferguson has Smalling, Jones burnout concerns

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has burnout concerns for Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. Both players are in line for a place in Team GB's Olympics squad.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has burnout concerns for Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Both players are in line for a place in Team GB's Olympics squad.

"Smalling and Jones are young players and, if they don't get a summer's rest, I can definitely see problems," said Ferguson.

"They played in the Under 21 tournament last summer and have not had any real Premier League experience.

"Smalling was playing non-league football two years ago and Jones was in Blackburn Rovers' youth team. So they need a break this summer."

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