Injury doubts Jones & Evans train for Manchester United ahead of Real Madrid clash

After withdrawing during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Everton, Sir Alex Ferguson has positive news regarding the defensive duo along with Ashley Young and Paul Scholes

Phil Jones and Jonny Evans successfully came through training on Tuesday morning ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Real Madrid.

The defensive duo were doubts for the game against the Liga giants after being withdrawn during the 2-0 win over Everton on Sunday, with Sir Alex Ferguson revealing after the game that the pair would need to be assessed.

“Phil Jones got a kick on the calf and we will have to monitor that,” Sir Alex told reporters on Sunday. “Jonny Evans got a bit of cramp, and I think he’s just lacked a couple of games. He only had 45 minutes for Northern Ireland [in midweek]. He had to travel all the way to Malta for 45 minutes, so we will see what he is like.”

Elsewhere, Ashley Young and Paul Scholes, who were both suffering from knocks to the knee, came through the session unscathed before the squad jetted out to Madrid.

It is not as positive for Madrid, however, as influential midfielder Xabi Alonso failed to complete Monday’s training exercises due to complications with the pelvic problem that has sidelined him for a week, but he is expected to take part on Wednesday night.

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