Manchester United will keep a close eye on Phil Jones after he left Old Trafford on crutches on Monday night.

The defender hurt his ankle in a challenge with Jobi McAnuff as United beat Reading 2-1 in the FA Cup fifth round and manager Sir Alex Ferguson said the club would monitor him over the next couple of days.

"We'll have to assess it in the morning," said Ferguson.

"It's an ankle injury obviously so I'd imagine he'll not be ready for Saturday (against QPR) anyway.

"But we'll see what he's like after that."

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