Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will be out of action until Christmas with ankle ligament damage.

Cleverley suffered the injury at Everton last month, which was his first game back after sustaining a foot problem at Bolton.

And although Ferguson initially felt the injury was not too serious, he has now admitted it is worse than he imagined.

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