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Sir Alex Ferguson Slams FA Over Injury Leaks

February 8th, 2013 at 6:00 PM
By Glenn Hamilton

Sir Alex Ferguson is not happy that information has been shared with the press about the injury status of his players who are on international duty. It was revealed earlier in the week that Phil Jones was diagnosed with shingles that would keep him out for a month.

 'Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United' photo (c) 2011, David Wilson - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Ferguson was not pleased with England under 21 manager Stuart Pearce who revealed the news that Jones withdrew from the squad due to shingles. The Manchester United manager stated in his press conference on Friday that Jones would be fit for the Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday. 

"What about doctor confidentiality?" Ferguson said. "We are disappointed with that. It is something we have to address. The FA is a big organization-things can leak from a lot of different places. But that was a conversation between our doctor and theirs, and shouldn't have gone any further."

This is not the first time Ferguson has been left fuming over injury leaks out of the England camp as Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson revealed Ashley Young would miss a match due to a knee injury earlier in the season. United had not made an announcement on the injury and Ferguson feels that the FA has to handle its information better.

Ashley Young will be fit for United against Everton after missing four weeks out with a knee injury. Michael Carrick is also expected to feature after reports of a hip injury forced him out of England's friendly against Brazil.

Tags: Ashley Young, FA, Manchester, Manchester United, Phil Jones, Premier League, Shingles, Sir Alex Ferguson, Soccer, Stuart Pearce

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